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February 26, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Plane piloted by Friday Harbor man found off California coast

The Associated Press

OCEANO, Calif. — Wreckage believed to be from a small airplane that crashed off the Central California coast has been found.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department says  a dive team Sunday located a debris field including a wing and fuselage. No human remains were found.

Authorities have said they believe the pilot was  David Brian Casey, 63,  of Friday Harbor, and that he had a passenger, Alan George Gaynor, 52,  of Los Angeles.

The aircraft was reported down off Oceano on Jan. 14. The Sheriff’s Department says it was finally located after all information was gathered from witnesses, radar, sonar and depth finders.

Recovery of the wreckage will be coordinated with the National Transportation Safety Board.

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