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Several agencies hunt for missing men, plane

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Several agencies are searching for the wreckage of a small plane and two missing men after a crash in the huge lake that forms New Orleans' northern shore.

New Orleans Fire Department spokesman Edwin Holmes says the crash occurred during flight training Saturday night at Lakefront Airport.

He says the fire department's fireboat carried divers from the police department's dive team out to help the Coast Guard.

A Coast Guard news release says state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents are using a boat with side-scan sonar to look for debris.

Police say a private yacht rescued a woman who was taken to a hospital after the crash, which occurred shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday.

Her condition was not immediately known.

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