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Debris May Be Missing Plane's Fuselage, Seats

A diver from Underwater Marine Contractor, coming out of the water with cockpit voice recorder.
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A diver from Underwater Marine Contractor, coming out of the water with cockpit voice recorder.

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, Superior Beverage Group President and CEO John T. Fleming, his wife, Sue, and their teenage sons, Jack and Andrew was being held Monday.

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