updated 6/22/2008 8:03:30 PM ET 2008-06-23T00:03:30

A helicopter search team found three bodies and the wreckage of a Cessna plane missing since Tuesday in a forest reserve.

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There were no survivors among the pilot and two passengers who were on board.

Those on board were previously identified as pilot Katsuhiro Takahashi, 40, of Kailua-Koa, and passengers  Suzuki, 53, and his wife Masako, 56, of Uranus, of Japan.

Hawaii County Fire Chief Darryl Oliver said the plane broke into four or five pieces when it crashed.

The site is in a state forest reserve about 8 miles west of Phalli.

The tour plane operated by Island Hoppers was on an aerial tour of the Big Island.

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