Recovery Operation Update #2

January 1, 2017

Recovery Operation Update #2

Sunday, January 1st, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

CLEVELAND – Today, January 1st, 2017, the Cleveland Division of Fire, the United States Coast Guard and Underwater Marine Contractors each launched boats to begin the search and recovery operations of the Cessna 525 Citation aircraft that went missing Thursday evening. All boats are equipped with sonar which is able to track images underwater and the search will begin near the last known location of the aircraft.

Each of the search and rescue boats has skilled dive teams equipped and prepared to begin their operations once the aircraft location is identified.

Weather conditions on Lake Erie today are very favorable with winds around 5 miles per hour and clear sunny skies throughout most of the day according to the National Weather Service.

If the public sees anything they think may be helpful relative to the search and recovery efforts, they may contact the non-emergency number of the Cleveland Division of Police at 216-621-1234 or Burke Lake Front Airport at 216-781-6411.

We will provide regular updates on the City’s blog (, as well as, Twitter: @CityofCleveland and Facebook: