A small plane and six passengers are missing over Lake Erie after leaving a Cavaliers game last night in Cleveland.
Shortly after 11:30 p.m. last night, the air traffic controller at this airport, Burke Lakefront Airport, in downtown Cleveland noticed the small plane had dropped completely off the radar.
The plane, a twin engine Cessna Citation 225, was reportedly a couple of miles over Lake Erie when it vanished from radar.
The pilot and passengers were enroute to Ohio State University in Columbus on a cold Ohio night where temperatures dipped into the lower 30s in the Cleveland area.
The group had been at a Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game and was making their way to a small airport owned by Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
The Coast Guard is conducting a search by air and earlier today dispatched cutters to begin a search by water.
Three adults and three children were on board the aircraft. The Columbus Dispatch is reporting the pilot of the plane was the CEO of Columbus-based Superior Beverage Company.