Divers find body of pilot in Lake Superior plane crash

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) Divers have found the body of a pilot whose small plane crashed into Lake Superior over the weekend.

St. Louis County Rescue Squad Captain Tom Crossmon says commercial divers recovered the body Monday night.

The single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off from the Duluth International Airport on Saturday.

The plane was found under 140 feet of water, and debris could be seen about a mile offshore.

Several departments had to work together to get the job done.

"We've worked closely with the St. Louis County Sheriff's Department in Minnesota. They got the sonars and the remote controlled vehicles, and we do the diving. So we worked together," says Chris Kirchoff, of the Superior Dive Team.

The dive teams say they won't go back to try to get the plane wreckage until next week.

The pilot's name has not been released.


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