Crews recover plane wreckage from Lake Superior

By KBJR News 1

Crews recover plane wreckage from Lake Superior

June 23, 2014 Updated Jun 23, 2014 at 6:22 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Crews on Monday recovered the wreckage of a plane from Lake Superior.

Flotation devices and ropes have been in place to raise the single-engine, four-seat 'Lancair Four' since they recovered the pilot's body days after the crash, according to St. Louis County Volunteer Rescue Squad Captain Tom Crossmon.

Crossmon said the plane had been sitting in about 135 feet of water, in two pieces.

The plane's sections will now go into a Saint Louis County owned storage facility, where investigators will look at it from there.

Alexander Obersteg, 47, of Germany was the sole victim of the accident and the owner of the single engine plane.

No word yet on the cause of the crash.

Billy Wagness
bwagness@kbjr.com

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