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Crews remove plane wreckage from Lake Superior

June 23, 2014
Associated Press

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Crews have removed the wreckage of a fatal plane crash from Lake Superior.

St. Louis County Rescue Squad Captain Tom Crossmon says crews retrieved the wreckage and were returning it to shore Monday afternoon.

WDIO-TV ( reports divers would have to head nearly 140 feet underwater to retrieve the wreckage.

The sheriff's office has identified the plane's owner as 47-year-old Alexander Obersteg of Steinfeld, Germany.

Authorities recovered Obersteg's body two weeks ago and believe he is the sole victim of the crash. An autopsy ruled out the possibility of a medical emergency contributing to the crash, but the exact cause is still under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.


Information from: WDIO-TV,



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