Coast Guard search crews find plane wreckage on land with no survivors

Great Lakes Coast Guard NewsCLEVELAND — Search and rescue crews are returning to base this afternoon after the wreckage of a single-engine plane was found on shore with both men aboard deceased.

The discovery ends a search that began Saturday evening and involved Coast Guard search assets from the local area, state police and local first responders, as well as a search plane from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass.

Shortly before noon, a Coast Guard aircrew involved in the search effort received a signal from a 121.5 MHz emergency locator transmitter. When they investigated the transmitted signal, they found the plane wreckage about 100 yards from the shore and about three miles north of St. Ignace, Mich.

The aircrew passed the location to Michigan State Police and vectored land-based search crews to the wreckage. Crews confirmed it was the missing plane and that both men aboard were dead.

The cause of the accident is not known at this time.

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