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Search ongoing for Navy plane, 2 pilots off Texas


McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- The U.S. Navy has identified two instructor pilots who have been missing since their plane disappeared Wednesday off the Texas coast.

The Navy says 29-year-old Lt. John Joseph Houston, of Houston, and 30-year-old Lt. Bret Travis Miller, of East Troy, Wis., were both instructors with Training Squadron 28 at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.

Rescuers resumed the search Friday morning for the pilots and their trainer aircraft not heard from since Wednesday. Coast Guard Petty Officer Charles Reaves says the a plane and a helicopter were part of the search effort.

Naval Air Station Corpus Christi lost contact with the Navy T-34C Turbomentor training plane Wednesday afternoon. The plane's last known location was near San Jose Island.

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