NEW ORLEANS — Authorities say they’ve found the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in a mud-bottomed New Orleans lake 24 miles wide and 40 miles long.
Two men remain missing but a woman was rescued after the crash Saturday night.
The Cessna aircraft was heading to Lakefront Airport, on Lake Pontchartrain (PON-chuh-trane) at New Orleans’ northern edge, about 10 miles from downtown.
Police Department spokeswoman Dawne Massey says the wreckage was found Sunday morning.
She said in an earlier statement that officers responded shortly before 9 p.m. to a report of the crash.
Massey says a private yacht picked up the woman, who was taken to Ochsner (OX-ner) Hospital. Her medical condition was not immediately known.