Catalina plane crash victims identified-Florida/Idaho tourists

L.A. County coroner identifies tourists as Catalina Island plane crash victims.

West Palm Beach, FL (–Marshall Goldberg, a 39 year-old Florida man and Amy Marie Judd, a 24 year-old Idaho woman were identified by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office as the two passengers who died in a Santa Catalina Island plane crash last week. The Associated Press (AP) reported the identities of the plane crash victims on Tuesday.

According to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), the 48 year-old pilot, Mark Hogland of Dana Point, California, also died in the plane crash. Hogland, the owner of SkyBlue USA a charter plane company based in Dana Point, was flying a fixed wing Bonanza aircraft last Thursday. The pilot and his two passengers were expected to land at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana at 5:10 p.m last Thursday. Federal authorities have discovered Hogland was not licensed or certified to fly commercially chartered flights.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department has identified the two passengers as tourists and investigators have not determined if the plane was commercially chartered. The U.S. Coast Guard helicopter search and rescue team discovered the wreckage and burned bodies last Friday.

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