UPDATE: Wreckage found, 2 men still missing in Lake Pontchartrain plane crash

(Photo Credit: WWL)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WWL) UPDATE: A woman was rescued and two men were still missing after a small plane crashed into Lake Pontchartrain Saturday night, officials said.

As of 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28, the plane’s wreckage has been located according to NOPD. However, the two missing men have not been found.

The crash happened north of Lakefront Airport and involved a small plane that went down into the lake.  It happened just after 8:30 p.m.

The Coast Guard and NOPD said a woman was rescued by a good Samaritan.  The NOPD said a private yacht rescued the woman, who was then transferred to a 45-foot Coast Guard vessel, and taken by EMS to the hospital in unknown condition for further medical care.

According to a statement, Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from a good Samaritan at 8:20 p.m. of a Cessna training flight crashing into the water.

NOPD rescue divers and Coast Guard helicopters are on scene leading the rescue effort along with the NOFD.

ORIGINAL: One person has been rescued after a plane crashed into Lake Pontchartrain Saturday evening, but the NOPD and Coast Guard were searching for two others, according to a WWL-TV report.

No other details have been released.  We wil continue to follow this story and provide updates as they become available.

 

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