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Divers Chris Kirchoff (left) and Tom LeSage wade out to reposition the sling on the wreckage of the small plane that crashed in Lake Superior on June 7. The wreck was lifted from 137 feet of water Monday and towed to McQuade Harbor, where a crane picked it from the water and put it on a trailer. DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE/Steve Kuchera

Wreckage from June 7 plane crash recovered from Lake Superior

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DULUTH — The homebuilt airplane that plunged and disappeared into Lake Superior more than two weeks ago emerged as hardly recognizable pieces of debris on Monday following work by divers and other rescue personnel.


Wreckage from the 137-foot-deep site, about a mile off Brighton Beach, was pulled to the surface around 2 p.m. and was expected to reach shore by 5 p.m., completing a job that began June 9 with the recovery of the only presumed victim of the crash.

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