Coast Guard responding to reported plane crash in Lake Pontchatrain

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NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to a report of a possible plane crash in Lake Pontchatrain near Mandeville.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call reporting a plane crashing into the lake around 8 p.m. Coast Guard rescue crews were directed to launch in search of survivors.

A Piper-type plane was reportedly seen going into Lake Pontchatrain on the eastside of the Causeway Bridge between mile markers four and eight. A missing or overdue aircraft has not been confirmed or reported at this time.

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