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Bodies pulled from lake outside New Orleans after small plane crash

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 (Fox 8)

The New Orleans Fire Department says two bodies have been found in the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into Lake Pontchartrain just north of the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

Spokesman Gregory Davis said the Cessna was pulled from the water Tuesday morning by a crane and the aircraft was placed on a barge.

He said the bodies of the pilot and one passenger were in the plane's cabin. A woman survived Saturday night's crash and was picked up a boat in the area.

The plane crashed about 1,000 yards west of the airport's runway.

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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