Coast Guard searching Lake Huron after report of possible plane crash

9th Coast Guard District NewsCLEVELAND – A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Detroit is en route to search Lake Huron for one or two people who were in a Cessna that may have crashed into the lake Tuesday evening.

The Federal Aviation Administration reported to Coast Guard personnel in the Ninth District command center just after 5 p.m. that they had received a call from a pilot who said he was located 29 miles east of Bad Axe, Mich., and his aircraft was experiencing engine problems. They lost communication with him shortly after.

An MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Detroit is en route to search the area as well as a Canadian coast guard C-130 Hercules airplane and a fixed-wing airplane from the Sanilac County, Mich., Sheriff’s Department.

The Cessna 150 reportedly departed from Gouverneur, N.Y., about noon Tuesday en route Eau Claire, Wisc.

The plane is a two-seater, and it is currently unknown if more than one person was aboard.

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