2 dead after plane crashes in Lake Michigan

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Two people are dead after a single-engine plane went down in Lake Michigan near a Milwaukee suburb.

Milwaukee Fire Department Assistant Chief Michael Romas said Saturday that rescuers found two bodies in the plane underwater. He says it's unknown if anyone else was aboard, but the search continued Saturday evening.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory said in an email that the plane departed from Racine late Saturday afternoon.

Petty Officer Chris Yaw of the U.S. Coast Guard says they were notified at around 3 p.m. Saturday after air traffic controllers at Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport lost radar and radio contact with the plane about a mile offshore near Cudahy.

Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Investigator Lesley Kenney says her office learned of the deaths at about 5:30 p.m.

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