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Plane crash update, two dead investigation begins

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by Patrick Manning

MINOCQUA (WAOW)-- Two men were found dead in the small plane crash near Minocqua. They have been identified as 26 year old Kevin McCabe and 68 year old Pierce McCabe, both of Illinois.

The investigation into the crash gets underway today.

Newsline 9 spoke with the incident commander who was heading up the search for the missing plane that left from the Aurora, Ill. municipal airport Thursday.

"We had teams on both sides of the river and the indications were that it was kind of between them, which was kind of between them. We had some DNR and some county sheriffs personnel with our team and so they radioed the DNR plane and asked them to make a pass down the river and he confirmed it was in the river," says Denese Helgelund.

Investigators say the electronic locator signals from the plane brought the crew to determine it was near the Trout River.

The plane was first notified as missing at 9:30 Thursday morning. Volunteer crews searched the area through the night to help with the recovery.

It was discovered 11:30 am Friday.

Online Reporter: Patrick Manning

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