US Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Air Force Search Lake Erie for Missing Plane

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 20178 views
Published: January 13, 2017

The US Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Air Force <a href="" target="_blank">searched Lake Erie</a> on Friday, December 30, for six people aboard a small plane after it disappeared from radar shortly after takeoff Thursday night. The cause of the disappearance is unknown.

The US Coast Guard was notified by air traffic control at 11:30 pm on Thursday that a Cessna Citation 525 had disappeared from radar. The plane had taken off from Burke Lakefront Airport and was headed to Ohio State University Airport in Columbus, Ohio. The plane had disappeared about two miles into its flight over Lake Erie.

No wreckage had been found in the search, <a href="" target="_blank">according to local reports</a>.

The missing include three children, the report said. The group had attended a Cleveland Cavaliers game on Thursday night.

The coast guard reported the weather in the area at the time was seas from 12-15 feet with winds around 30 knots, about 34 miles per hour.

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