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(LOS ANGELES) — After two small planes collided in midair off the coast of Southern California on Friday, officials were still trying to locate two men and one woman on Saturday.

According to ABC News affiliate KABC-TV, the U.S. Coast Guard transitioned the rescue operation with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department to a recovery operation on Saturday.

The crash happened off the San Pedro harbor, close to Angel’s Gate lighthouse, at about 3:30 p.m. PT Friday, the Coast Guard said.

In one plane were two men ages 61 and 81, and in the other aircraft was a 72-year-old woman, according to the Coast Guard and KABC-TV.

The Coast Guard said all pilots held pilot licenses and were experienced flyers, according to KABC-TV.

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