Crews suspend search for small plane off Lake Michigan

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Posted at 7:49 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 20:04:56-04

FRANKFORT, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have suspended a search in northern Michigan for a small plane that was reported missing.

The Benzie County sheriff's office says the plane was reported missing Sunday night over Lake Michigan about 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) west of Frankfort.

WPBN-TV reports the sheriff's office says two people were believed to be aboard the plane.

The U.S. Coast Guard was involved in the search and says Monday morning that a helicopter crew from Detroit searched without finding anything. The Coast Guard says a plane and boat crew both were searching Monday, and a Traverse City-based helicopter crew was scheduled to join the search.

According to a release, the Coast Guard, along with other agencies, searched throughout the night for the small plane and even into the morning. There was no debris found. The search was suspended shortly after noon on Monday.