Plane Carrying 6 Disappears Over Lake Erie

No sign of plane in overnight air search
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2016 8:04 AM CST
An aerial view of Cleveland, with the Burke Lakefront Airport visible at top left.   (Wikimedia)

(Newser) – The Coast Guard has found no sign of debris while searching Lake Erie for a small plane carrying three adults and three children that took off from Cleveland, then vanished Thursday night, reports the AP. All passengers attended a Cleveland Cavaliers game before boarding the twin-engine Cessna Citation 525 and departing Burke Lakefront Airport at 10:50pm bound for Ohio State University Airport in Columbus, where the plane is normally housed in a hangar, per CNN and WKYC. However, it dropped from radar about two miles over Lake Erie. An air search, made difficult by 12- to 15-foot waves, turned up no sign of the plane overnight. (Read more missing plane stories.)

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