Fri. 3:30 p.m.: Crews find missing plane’s recorder in Lake Erie
CLEVELAND (AP) — Divers searching Lake Erie have found the cockpit voice recorder from a plane that was carrying six people when it disappeared near Cleveland over a week ago.
Two of the people on board were Boardman natives.
Officials said this afternoon that search crews found more debris and parts of the tail but are continuing to look for the plane’s fuselage.
They say the search is slow-going because conditions along the bottom of the lake are limiting visibility to a few inches.
A Columbus businessman, who is a graduate of Boardman High School, was piloting the plane that vanished shortly after taking off Dec. 29 from Cleveland’s lakeshore airport.
His wife, two teenage sons, a neighbor and the neighbor’s 19-year-old daughter were aboard.
The group was returning to Columbus after watching a Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game.