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Student pilot and flight instructor missing after plane disappears near Catalina Island

May 31, 2016

A search is underway for a student pilot and his flight instructor after their small plane disappeared over the coast of Catalina Island during the Memorial Day weekend.

Edmond Haronian, 50, of Woodland Hills and his instructor, Jason Glazier, 52, of Encino have been missing since Saturday when their single-engine Cessna 172 never landed at its intended destination.

The aircraft departed Catalina Island Airport on Saturday afternoon, but failed to arrive on time at Van Nuys Airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said.

“The FAA alerted authorities that the plane was overdue,” he said.

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The U.S Coast Guard and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are searching for the missing aircraft.