Search for 6 missing people aboard disappeared plane suspended - Coast Guard

Ronald Pratt
January 1, 2017

Reports indicate that three adults and three children were on the plane, which was heading back to Ohio State University Airport in Columbus, Ohio.

While Coast Guard officials remain hopeful in finding the six passengers alive, search and rescue crews have had difficulty searching Lake Erie due to the weather. "A 140-foot Coast Guard boat from Detroit is also on the way and will assist in the search once it arrives", the statement said.

The twin-engine Cessna Citation 525 took off from Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland at 10:57 PM on Thursday night.

An experienced helicopter pilot says it is "unlikely" that the plane that disappeared from radar less than a minute after taking off from Burke Lakefront Airport has landed somewhere else.

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NBC News reported shortly after noon ET Friday that no debris had been found, and no emergency beacon had been detected.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the aircraft's intended destination was Ohio State University, but the small plane is not visible on radar.

A plane that disappeared over Lake Erie late Thursday night was piloted by the chief executive at a Columbus beverage distributor, his father said Friday morning. "Dublin City Council, City of Dublin staff and the Dublin Irish Festival family are keeping all of those on board the flight in our thoughts and prayers". The plane was headed to Honolulu. Also on board were his wife and two teenage sons in addition to a neighbor and their daughter who have yet to be identified by authorities. The waters in the search area are about 50 feet deep.