Coast Guard Still Searching for Crash Survivors
Little hope 24 hours after accident off Calif.
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2009 9:35 PM CDT
Coast Guard pilots prepare to take off on a search mission today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The search continues tonight for survivors from last night’s midair collision of a Coast Guard plane and a Marine helicopter off the Southern California coast, but hopes grow ever slimmer of finding any of the nine crew members alive. Officials have yet to re-examine air traffic recordings for any clues on how the aircraft collided.