Plane carrying six people disappears over Lake Erie

The Coast Guard launched a search Friday night for a small plane that went down in the ocean north of Molokai with three people aboard.

Coast Guard search and rescue teams deployed a coastal patrol boat and a helicopter early Saturday morning, but the aircraft has not been found yet.

Coast Guard crews from Detroit are assisting in the search for a commuter jet that disappeared over Lake Erie with six people who were on their way home after watching a Cleveland Cavaliers game.

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Many questions including where and why the plane crashed still remain unanswered after the plane lost communication with Burke Lakefront Airport Thursday.

Both the coast guard and the Royal Canadian Air Force are searching the area for the plane, which is believed to have gone missing about three kilometres from shore.

When asked about the possibility of the twin-engine jet landing safely on Lake Erie, Mullen said, "Aircraft are not created to float, especially in 12-foot seas".

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Coast Guard Capt. Michael Mullen reports that crews have detected "faint hints" from an emergency locating transmitter.

The plane took off from Cleveland just before 11 p.m. Thursday, according to www.flightaware.com, but the website never received data about its arrival. His wife, Suzanne, was also on board along with their two teenage sons, a neighbor and a neighbor's daughter, John W. Fleming told The Blade. While search and rescue operations are under way, we are focusing our efforts on supporting the families involved.

Weather in the area shows seas from 12-15 feet with winds around 30 knots.

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