Divers in Florida search for small plane in lake

MAITLAND, Fla. (AP) — Divers are searching for survivors from a small plane that crashed into a central Florida lake in a suburb populated with homes and businesses nearby.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the Cessna 182 crashed into Lake Maitland on Wednesday after taking off from a nearby airport in Orlando. It wasn’t immediately clear who was aboard or the number of occupants.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that before the crash the pilot had made an emergency call to the airport’s tower reporting the plane wasn’t getting gas in the right tank.

Rescue divers from several local fire departments were searching the 450-acre (180-hectare) lake.

As of mid-afternoon, the plane hadn’t been located.


Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/

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