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Pilot's husband doesn't believe she survived collision

With bright sunshine, warm temperatures and a deep blue sky, Friday was the kind of Southern California day made for just about anything. For Mary Falstrom, a longtime pilot, that meant flying.

She told her husband where she was headed, and that was the last he saw of her. Hours later came news that authorities believe two small planes collided in the skies off San Pedro, just outside Los Angeles Harbor.

A massive search was launched and some debris from a plane carrying two men was quickly found. But there was no sign of Falstrom or her plane.

The Coast Guard suspended the active search for survivors Saturday but sheriff's divers were in the water Sunday as part of...

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