The Latest: Small plane pulled from Louisiana lake

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Posted: Aug 30, 2016 10:24 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on New Orleans plane crash (all times local):

8:35 a.m.

A small plane that crash into Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana is now out of the water and sitting on a barge.

Recovery workers used a crane to lift the plane onto the barge Tuesday morning. Television video shows much of the plane is intact.

The crash site is about 1,000 yards west of the New Orleans Lakefront Airport's north-south runway.

A woman survived Saturday night's crash but two men remain missing. There was no immediate information on whether the men's bodies were inside the aircraft.

The airport director, Ben Morris, said Monday that the plane hit a rainstorm around the time of the crash. Morris said a couple chartered the plane for an aerial tour of the city.

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7:21 a.m.

Equipment is being moved into place to retrieve the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into Lake Pontchartrain just north of the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

The crash site is about 1,000 yards west of the airport's north-south runway.

Fire department officials say drivers will be sent down to the plane Tuesday to attach cables and cranes will lift the wreckage out of the water.

A woman survived Saturday night's crash but two men are still missing.

The airport director, Ben Morris, said Monday that the plane hit a rainstorm around the time of the crash. Morris said a couple chartered the plane for an aerial tour of the city.