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2 more victims ID'd in mid-air plane collision

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Carl Prince, shown with his two sons. (Photo courtesy: Beth Sandig) Carl Prince, shown with his two sons. (Photo courtesy: Beth Sandig)
Paul Brownell (Source: CBS 5 News) Paul Brownell (Source: CBS 5 News)
Basil Onuferko (Source: www.BasilOnuferkoMemorialScholarship.com) Basil Onuferko (Source: www.BasilOnuferkoMemorialScholarship.com)
PHOENIX (CBS5/AP) -

Authorities have identified the other two victims of Friday's mid-air plane collision that killed four people in north Phoenix. 

Margie Long, 59, and Carl Prince, 43, were aboard one of the planes that collided 15 miles northwest of the Deer Valley Airport. Long was president of Hot Air Expeditions and Prince was project manager.

The names of the victims in the other plane were earlier confirmed by TransPac officials as two of its flight instructors - 37-year-old Paul Brownell and 26-year-old Basil Onuferko.  [Related: Pilot killed in plane crash was devoted family man] 

Prince, an FAA-certified fixed wing pilot, had been providing flight instruction to Long since August 2012.  

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Margie Long and Carl Prince, but know that their spirits will continue to flourish throughout the company," Hot Air Expeditions said in a statement.

Long was a representative of the Balloon Federation of America, the Arizona Business Travel Association and multiple Arizona-based convention and visitors bureaus.

Separate memorial funds are being created to honor the memories of Brownell and Onuferko.

"In effort to pay tribute to the legacy of these two men, we are establishing two separate memorial funds in their memory," said Stephen Goddard, CEO of TransPac Aviation.

The Paul Brownell Family Fund will help provide financial assistance for Brownell's wife Jenn and their two young boys, 4-year-old Jack and 2-year-old Nick.  

TransPac is establishing the Basil Onuferko Memorial Scholarship Fund to help other young men and women pursue their passion for flying. The scholarship will provide tuition assistance to other students and potential students who wish to attend TransPac's training program, to share Onuferko's dream of becoming a pilot.

Donations can be made online at http://www.paulbrownellfamilyfund.com/ and www.BasilOnuferkoMemorialScholarship.com. People can also call TransPac Aviation at 623- 580-7900.

Brownell was TransPac's director of standardization and had been with the company since 2005 while Onuferko joined TransPac on May 20.

The Carl Prince Memorial Fund has been established at the Desert Schools Federal Credit Union. The account number is 60000187056.

[Related: 4 dead in mid-air collision west of Anthem]

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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