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Authorities search Lake Huron for missing plane

BAD AXE, Mich. (AP) -- U.S. and Canadian authorities are continuing to search for a plane with one or two people aboard that may have crashed into Lake Huron off northern Michigan while heading from New York to Wisconsin.

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Jorgensen says early Wednesday that crews in boats, a helicopter and planes searched Tuesday and Wednesday morning but found no sign of the aircraft.

The Coast Guard says the pilot of the two-seat Cessna 150F radioed about 5 p.m. Tuesday saying he had engine problems, and reported his location as 29 miles east of Bad Axe in Michigan's rural Thumb region. Soon afterward, the Coast Guard lost contact with him.

The plane took off from left Gouverneur (goo-vur-NOOR'), N.Y., and was heading for Eau Claire, Wis.

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