UPDATE: Search on for small plane in Lake Michigan

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Associated Press
Saturday, July 27, 2013

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 rescuers found two bodies in the plane underwater. He said they don’t know if anyone else was aboard but were still searching the water Saturday evening just in case.

Petty Officer Chris Yaw said the U.S. Coast Guard was notified around 4 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.

In an email, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory said the plane left from Racine late Saturday afternoon.

Last updated: 8:24 am Monday, July 29, 2013

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