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Pilot's husband doesn't believe she survived collision

The husband of a pilot who was involved in a midair collision that sent at least one plane plunging into the ocean near the Port of Los Angeles says he believes she did not survive the accident.

Richard Falstrom told The Associated Press on Saturday that his wife, Mary Falstrom, told him the nice weather beckoned her to go fly. He said she never came home and that he's certain her small-engine plane went down.

"She loved flying. It was a passion," he said, adding that she has decades of piloting experience.

His comments came hours after the U.S. Coast Guard suspended the active search for three missing people and instead turned to hunting bodies and...

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