Coast guard suspends search for plane that vanished in Ohio

The disappointing search for a plane that disappeared over Lake Erie near Cleveland to the banks of the execution of six people has turned into a recovery effort.

The U.S. coast guard has suspended the search for the plane that disappeared shortly after takeoff Thursday night from the city of lakeshore airport. The coast guard said Friday it would step aside so that Cleveland to begin with the recovery efforts.

Coast guard official Michael Mullen offered his condolences to the family and friends of those who lost loved ones.

John T. Fleming, the chief executive of a Columbus-based beverage distribution company, was a pilot of the aircraft. His wife, their two teenage sons and two neighbors were on board.

City officials and the coast guard have scheduled a press conference later on Saturday morning to discuss the recovery efforts.

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