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Remains of pilot and camera operator believed to be found after Port Phillip Bay plane crash

The remains of a TV camera operator and a pilot who went down with a former military jet that crashed into waters off Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula are believed to have been found.

Victoria police said on Wednesday that they discovered what they believed were the remains of the 30-year-old camera operator, Surrey Hills man James Rose, and the 56-year-old pilot, Brunswick man Stephen Gale.

Crews on Monday evening found the wreckage of the plane off the shore of Mornington.

The aircraft was one of two Viper S-211 Marchetti planes conducting a formation flight for a Jetworks Aviation promotional video about 12km west of Mount Martha.

They collided mid-air and one crashed into the water about 1.45pm on Sunday while the second landed safely at Essendon Airport with two people.

Police were continuing to investigate the crash.

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