CALIFORNIA BRIEFING / CATALINA ISLAND
Authorities on Monday identified two of the three people killed in a plane crash last week on Santa Catalina Island.
Marshall D. Goldberg, 39, of Florida and Amy Marie Judd, 25, of Idaho are believed to be the two passengers who died in the plane crash Thursday on a remote hilltop area on the western side of the island, officials with the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said.
A search-and-rescue team found three burned bodies in a downed plane near Mt. Orizaba on Friday, a day after the aircraft took off in the rain from the island’s Airport in the Sky bound for John Wayne Airport.
Goldberg and Judd were tourists who had been traveling together and were staying at the Ritz-Carlton resort in Dana Point, said Orange County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jim Amormino.
The third victim, a male, has not officially been identified, but is believed to be Mark Hogland, 48, president of the Dana Point charter flight company SkyBlue USA, the pilot of the small charter plane.
-- Tony Barboza