Searchers find small plane in Lake Michigan; 2 men missing
FRANKFORT, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have found the wreckage of a small plane that went missing over Lake Michigan with two men aboard.
The Michigan State Police and Benzie County Sheriff’s Office say searchers found the plane Wednesday about 5 miles from the coastal city of Frankfort, in northern Michigan. They say the plane was in water about 515 feet deep.
Police say searchers used a rover with video equipment to confirm it was the plane and searched the aircraft and surrounding area but didn’t find the men. Authorities earlier identified them as 65-year-old Randal Dippold, of Perry, and 53-year-old Emanuel Manos, of Monroe. The plane took off May 12 from Ontonagon and was heading to Monroe in southeastern Michigan when it reportedly had engine trouble.