Coast Guard suspends search for missing Ohio plane
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The Coast Guard has suspended the search efforts for the airplane that disappeared over Lake Erie near Cleveland, Associated Press reported Saturday.

The missing aircraft vanished after takeoff on Thursday with six people on board. After an unsuccessful search operation, the Coast Guard said Cleveland will now begin its own recovery effort.


The plane was piloted by John FlemingJohn Calvin FlemingThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems aim to end anti-Semitism controversy with vote today Former congressmen, RNC members appointed to Trump administration roles Overnight Energy: Watchdog opens investigation into Interior chief | Judge halts Pruitt truck pollution rule decision | Winners, losers in EPA, Interior spending bill amendments MORE, the CEO of a beverage distribution company. Fleming's wife, children and two neighbors were also on the plane as passengers.

Coast Guard official Michael Mullen expressed his condolences to the family members of the pilot and the missing passengers. The Coast Guard and local officials are expected to address the latest developments in a press conference on Saturday.