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The Latest: Debris may be missing plane's fuselage, seats

Posted January 9

— The Latest on the search for the missing plane in Lake Erie in Cleveland (all times local):

4:15 p.m.

Divers and boat crews searching for the wreckage of a plane carrying six people that vanished over Lake Erie have found large pieces of debris that may be part of the fuselage.

Cleveland officials said Monday that crews also have found seats that appear to belong to the aircraft.

The city expects crews to find more items throughout the day.

Officials say the debris is being closely inspected before they confirm that it's from the plane that disappeared after taking off from Cleveland's lakefront airport on Dec. 29.

The six people aboard the plane are presumed dead. A memorial service for the plane's pilot, his wife, and their teenage sons, was being held Monday.

The plane's cockpit voice recorder was found Friday along with a seat that might have human remains.

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9:30 a.m.

Cleveland officials say a tugboat is being used to break up ice on Lake Erie as divers resume their search for a plane carrying six people that disappeared.

The city says Monday that large pieces of debris have been spotted on the lake bottom and will be brought to the surface from an area searched Friday. The city says it's unclear if the debris is part of the plane that vanished after takeoff from Burke Lakefront Airport on Dec. 29.

The plane's cockpit voice recorder was found Friday along with a seat that might have human remains.

A memorial service is scheduled Monday in Canfield for the plane's pilot, John T. Fleming, his wife, Sue, and their teenage sons, Jack and Andrew.

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