Latest: Crews find missing plane’s recorder in Lake Erie

Search for missing plane in Lake Erie

CLEVELAND — The Latest on the search for a plane carrying six people that vanished over Lake Erie last week (all times local):

3:25 p.m.

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.

Officials said Friday 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 was piloting the plane that vanished shortly after taking off Dec. 29 from Cleveland’s lakeshore airport.

The pilot’s 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.

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10:15 a.m.

Officials looking for a plane that disappeared a week ago in Ohio with six people aboard aboard say divers guided by an underwater locator beacon detector are searching the bottom of Lake Erie for the aircraft.

Beacon transmissions helped narrow the search area. But officials say the divers have only a few inches of visibility, so they’ll move slowly as they feel around the lake bottom.

The water search resumed Friday in extremely cold weather. Authorities say they’re looking for debris by air and along the shore as weather permits.

The plane vanished shortly after takeoff from a Cleveland airport Dec. 29. Officials say they’ve found some debris consistent with the missing plane.

A Columbus businessman, his wife, two teenage sons, a neighbor and the neighbor’s 19-year-old daughter were aboard.

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7:30 a.m.

Officials say the search for a plane that disappeared over Lake Erie a week ago with six Ohioans aboard has been narrowed because of transmissions received by an underwater locator beacon being used.

Searchers say they’re now looking for the cockpit voice recorder in an area about 125 feet by 325 feet. The search in the lake was expected to resume Friday morning, weather-permitting.

The plane vanished shortly after takeoff from a Cleveland lakefront airport on Dec. 29. Officials say debris found in water and shoreline searches is consistent with the missing plane.

A Columbus businessman was piloting it. His wife, two teenage sons, a neighbor and the neighbor’s 19-year-old daughter also were aboard.

The Vindicator reports memorial services are planned Monday near Youngstown and Tuesday in central Ohio.