CLEVELAND (WWJ) – Coast Guard crews from Detroit are assisting in the search for a plane that disappeared over Lake Erie with six people who were on their way home after watching a Cleveland Cavaliers game.

Authorities say the Cessna 525C Citation CJ4 corporate jet disappeared from radar shortly after takeoff around 11 p.m. Thursday at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland. The plane was last spotted approximately two miles into Lake Erie.

Officials said Friday that search crews haven’t yet found any signs of debris, or the plane’s emergency beacon.

Reports indicate that four adults and two children were on the plane, which was heading back to Ohio State University Airport in Columbus, Ohio. A cause of the plane’s disappearance is unknown.

An aircrew and a 140-foot icebreaking tugboat from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit are involved in the search, along with an aircrew from Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Ontario.

Officials say the plane is registered to Maverick Air and operated on behalf of the Superior Beverage Group.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and for the latest. 


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