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Man's body recovered near aircraft wreck, search continues for second man

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Posted at 11:46 AM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 11:46:07-04

(WXYZ) — Authorities have recovered the body of one of the missing occupants of the Beech Craft Bonanza 35.

The missing plane was located by authorities last week about five miles off the coast of Frankfort in about 515 feet of water.

Michigan State Police searched the surrounding area using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, whose sonar produced an area of interest. A remotely operated vehicle located the remains.

The body of Emanuel Manos, of Monroe, was recovered Wednesday. Officials say his body was in 523 feet of water and slightly southeast of the previously located aircraft. Manos' remains have been turned over to the medical examiner.

Authorities say the search of Randal Dippold of Perry continues. Both Manos and Dippold went missing on May 12 after calling the Minneapolis Control Center to report their plane was having engine problems. The plan disappeared from radar over Lake Michigan, about 4.5 miles off the coast of Frankfort.