Coast Guard Searches After Reports Of Plane Down In Lake Michigan
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UPDATED 05/30/12 9:06 a.m.
GARY, Ind. (CBS) — The U.S. Coast Guard in Northwest Indiana searched for hours for a plane that apparently went down in Lake Michigan late last night.
The search had been suspended by 9 a.m.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, there were reports of a single engine plane crashing into the lake on Tuesday night.
LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports
The Coast Guard got a call around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, when a trucker fishing on Wolf Lake heard a distress call over his CB radio. The man said he heard a pilot talking about engine trouble, saying he was attempting a water landing.
With only that to go on, the Coast Guard sent up an aircraft and launched a boat, turning up nothing on Wolf Lake or a section of the Calumet River.
The search resumed Wednesday for a few hours, covering an area of roughly 3 square miles – including a section of Lake Michigan near the Hammond-Gary Harbor.
No plane had been recovered as of 9 a.m. Wednesday.