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February 17, 2001 | DAN WEIKEL and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Divers recovered a second body Friday as the difficult ocean-floor search continued for two other people still missing after a pair of light planes collided over the San Pedro Channel near Long Beach. The first body, recovered minutes after Thursday's accident, was identified as that of John Michael Chisolm, 56, of Huntington Beach, a flight instructor in one of the planes. The second body was that of Stephen Arlow, 42, a flight instructor trainee in Chisolm's plane.
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February 17, 2001 | MONTE MORIN and MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Three Orange County residents--two veteran private pilots and a young man who was flying for the first time--were reported among the dead and missing Friday after a midair collision between two light planes near Long Beach Harbor, according to authorities and relatives. The bodies of two Huntington Beach men, flight instructor John Michael Chisolm, 56, and general contractor Stephen Arlow, 42, were recovered by divers. As the U.S.
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February 16, 2001 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two light planes, each carrying two people from a flying club in Long Beach, collided over the San Pedro Channel and plunged into the ocean just outside the Long Beach Breakwater on Thursday. There were no signs of survivors. One of those aboard the planes was identified by his family as Mike Chisholm, 56, owner of a flight school in Chino. The others were not identified.
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February 16, 2001 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two light planes, each carrying two people from a flying club in Long Beach, collided over the San Pedro Channel and plunged into the ocean just outside the Long Beach Breakwater on Thursday. There were no signs of survivors. The body of a man about 45 years old was recovered by a Long Beach Fire Department boat shortly after the accident, which occurred about 3:30 p.m. A search continued into the night for the others.
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December 15, 2000 | CAROL CHAMBERS and MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A pilot who was killed Tuesday when his small plane crashed during a landing attempt at Fox Field in Lancaster was working for the California Department of Justice on a drug surveillance operation, authorities said Thursday. Gregory Joseph Fullam, 54, of Fresno, was a civilian pilot assigned to the state Department of Justice's Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement, said Sgt. Bob Pennal of the methamphetamine task force.
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December 13, 2000 | CAROL CHAMBERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A pilot was killed Tuesday in Lancaster while attempting to land his small plane near Fox Field. The blue, single-engine Cessna 182 went down at 10:05 a.m. in a field near 60th Street West and Avenue G, about a mile from the runway, authorities said. National Transportation Safety Board investigators had not determined the cause of the crash late Tuesday. Authorities did not release the identity of the pilot, who apparently was alone in the plane. No one on the ground was injured.
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December 13, 2000 | CAROL CHAMBERS
A pilot was killed Tuesday when his small plane crashed during an attempted landing at Fox Field in Lancaster. The blue single-engine Cessna 182 went down about 10 a.m. in a field near 60th Street West and Avenue G, about a mile from the airport runway, authorities said. National Transportation Safety Board investigators had not determined the cause of the crash late Tuesday. Authorities have not released the identity of the pilot, who apparently was alone in the plane.
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October 31, 2000 | CAROL CHAMBERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The pilot of a single-engine plane was killed and his passenger was critically injured when the aircraft crashed in a pasture west of the Golden State Freeway in Gorman on Monday, authorities said. The plane went down at 8:11 a.m. about 150 yards from the freeway. Moments before the crash, the plane was flying low and dipping its wings from side to side as though the pilot may have been trying to land on the freeway or on a nearby road.
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October 31, 2000 | CAROL CHAMBERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The pilot of a single-engine plane died and his passenger was in critical condition Monday after the aircraft crashed in a pasture beside the Golden State Freeway, authorities said. The plane went down at 8:11 a.m. in the Grapevine, about 150 yards from the freeway, officials said. Pilot Kevin Weil, 38, of Ridgefield, Wash., and passenger James McBee, 53, of Milwaukie, Ore., were flown by air ambulance to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, where Weil later died.
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October 27, 2000
A pilot and several bystanders were injured Thursday when a private plane crashed into the back of a small business about half a mile south of Hawthorne Municipal Airport. The Gardena Fire Department received the 11:10 a.m. call about an airplane down at 13120 Crenshaw Blvd. The crash also caused a fire, which bystanders helped put out. The pilot, Gary Eimiller, 48, of Redondo Beach, fractured his left arm and received burns on his face and hands.
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