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MONDAY, June 4, 2007, 5:12 p.m.
By Associated Press
UPDATE: Coast Guard found downed plane
A small, corporate-size plane went down in Lake Michigan this afternoon, according to the Coast Guard.
The Milwaukee Police Department notified the Coast Guard that a plane went missing about 4 p.m., Petty Officer David Warfel said. The Coast Guard found the plane about 20 minutes later, he said.
Pat Rowe, spokeswoman for General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, said a Cessna Citation dropped off the radar about 4 p.m. She said the airport's air traffic control communicates with planes in the airspace, but she didn't know if the Cessna had issued any distress signals.
Warfel didn't know the plane's condition or how many people were aboard. He also didn't know whether there were any survivors.
The plane was located about a mile east of McKinley Marina.
There are about eight models of Citations, which are typically used as business jets, either for private businesses or used by charter companies, said Doug Oliver, a spokesman for Cessna. The planes typically hold between four and 12 people, he said.
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