NEW ORLEANS — The Latest on plane crash in lake north of New Orleans (all times local):
The New Orleans Fire Department says divers have found the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the huge lake that forms New Orleans’ northern shore, but two men remain missing.
Capt. Edwin Holmes says there should be more information about them on Monday, when the plane will be pulled back out of Lake Pontchartrain (PON-chuh-trane).
He says a professional diver helped find the wreckage Sunday afternoon, about 1,000 feet west of the runway it was heading for when it crashed around 9 p.m. Friday.
Holmes says the crash occurred during training exercises, but he doesn’t know details.
A private boat rescued a woman. Her condition was not available Sunday.
Several agencies are searching for the wreckage of a small plane and two missing men after a crash in the huge lake that forms New Orleans’ northern shore.
New Orleans Fire Department spokesman Edwin Holmes says the crash occurred during flight training Saturday night at Lakefront Airport.
He says the fire department’s fireboat carried divers from the police department’s dive team out to help the Coast Guard.
A Coast Guard news release says state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents are using a boat with side-scan sonar to look for debris.
Police say a private yacht rescued a woman who was taken to a hospital after the crash, which occurred shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday. Her condition was not immediately known.
Authorities say dive teams are still looking for the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in a mud-bottomed New Orleans lake 24 miles wide and 40 miles long.
New Orleans police spokeswoman Dawne Massey said earlier Sunday that the wreckage has been found, but now says it turned out to be unrelated debris.
Two men remain missing but a woman was rescued after the crash Saturday night.
The Cessna aircraft was heading to Lakefront Airport, on Lake Pontchartrain (PON-chuh-trane) at New Orleans’ northern edge, about 10 miles from downtown.
Massey says officers responded shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday to a report of the crash.
Massey says a private yacht picked up the woman, who was taken to Ochsner (OX-ner) Hospital. Her medical condition was not immediately known.