NEW ORLEANS — The Latest on New Orleans plane crash (all times local):

9:40 a.m.

The New Orleans Fire Department says two bodies have been found in the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into Lake Pontchartrain just north of the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

Spokesman Gregory Davis said the Cessna was pulled from the water Tuesday morning by a crane and the aircraft was placed on a barge. He said the bodies of the pilot and one passenger were in the plane’s cabin. A woman survived Saturday night’s crash and was picked up a boat in the area.

The plane crashed about 1,000 yards west of the airport’s runway. The airport director, Ben Morris, said Monday that the plane hit a rainstorm around the time of the crash. Morris said a couple chartered the plane for an aerial tour of the city.


8:35 a.m.

A small plane that crash into Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana is now out of the water and sitting on a barge.

Recovery workers used a crane to lift the plane onto the barge Tuesday morning. Television video shows much of the plane is intact.

The crash site is about 1,000 yards west of the New Orleans Lakefront Airport’s north-south runway.

A woman survived Saturday night’s crash but two men remain missing. There was no immediate information on whether the men’s bodies were inside the aircraft.

The airport director, Ben Morris, said Monday that the plane hit a rainstorm around the time of the crash. Morris said a couple chartered the plane for an aerial tour of the city.


7:21 a.m.

Equipment is being moved into place to retrieve the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into Lake Pontchartrain just north of the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

The crash site is about 1,000 yards west of the airport’s north-south runway.

Fire department officials say drivers will be sent down to the plane Tuesday to attach cables and cranes will lift the wreckage out of the water.

A woman survived Saturday night’s crash but two men are still missing.

The airport director, Ben Morris, said Monday that the plane hit a rainstorm around the time of the crash. Morris said a couple chartered the plane for an aerial tour of the city.