Search crews scour Lake Erie shores for debris from missing jet

Jan 08, 2017, 00:29
Search crews scour Lake Erie shores for debris from missing jet

But search crews say they now have a better idea where the plane's black box might be.

The boat, equipped with an underwater locator beacon detector, received several transmissions, presumably from the aircraft's cockpit voice recorder. The group was returning to Columbus after watching a Cleveland Cavaliers game.

The pilot's wife, two teenage sons, a neighbor and the neighbor's 19-year-old daughter were aboard.

"Those pings, those signals, are able to narrow down where that particular equipment - whatever is transmitting - to a focus area", a spokeswoman for the Joint Information Center said.

City officials say a medical examiner has collected the debris for review and analysis to determine whether or not human remains have been found.

The water search resumed Friday in extremely cold weather.

The search area is a 125- by 325-foot square area.

That plane was carrying six people when it disappeared near Cleveland over a week ago. The aircraft vanished shortly after takeoff December 29 from Cleveland's Lakefront airport. Tuesday marks the third straight day that conditions have allowed recovery teams to search the lake for a Columbus-bound Cessna 525 Citation that vanished from radar shortly after takeoff Thursday night from Burke Lakefront Airport.

The Vindicator reports memorial services are planned Monday near Youngstown and Tuesday in central Ohio.

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