Divers investigating possible larger pieces of debris in plane search

Updates will be provided after further investigation of the debris

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WYTV) – Search and recovery operations for the Cessna 525 Citation continue today.

Because there was ice on Lake Erie, the Army Corps of Engineers operated its tugs to break the ice.

The vessels reached open water just before noon and headed to the dive site where they left off from on Friday.

The City of Cleveland’s official blog says divers and crews began extracting additional pieces of debris from the water around 1:30 p.m.

Investigators said the larger pieces appear to be portions of the fuselage.

Separately, seats that appear to belong to the aircraft were recovered.

Due to weather, minimal foot patrolmen are doing shoreline searches.