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
Plane Carrying 6 Disappears Over Lake Erie
An aerial view of Cleveland, with the Burke Lakefront Airport visible at top left.   (Wikimedia)

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. (More missing plane stories.)

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