UPDATE: Plane, Body Recovered from Lake Superior

UPDATE: June 24

Crews pulled the wreckage of a small plane to the surface of Lake Superior.

The plane crashed two weeks ago near Duluth, Minnesota. The search teams recovered the pilot’s body days after the crash.

The plane had been sitting in about 135 feet of water, broken in two pieces.

The wwreckagewill now go into a storage facility, where investigators will look at it from there.

Pilot Alexander Obersteg of Germany was the only victim.

There’s no word yet on the cause of the crash.

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June 9

A helicopter and crew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City helped in the search to locate the pilot of a plane that crashed in Minnesota.

The body of the pilot was located underwater just before 9:30 Saturday night in Lake Superior near Duluth.

Plans are being made for divers to recover his body.

Officials say the initial report came from the Duluth International Airport tower when they lost contact with the plane.

The plane was seen spiraling down about a mile offshore on Saturday.

The pilot has not yet been identified.