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Plane crashes in Lake Pontchartrain: 1 rescued, 2 missing

By Faith Karimi CNN

(CNN) -- Two people are missing after a small plane crashed in Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans, authorities said.

A good Samaritan rescued one person, and the Coast Guard is searching for two others in the water after the crash Saturday night near Lakefront Airport.

The person rescued is undergoing medical care, but their condition is unknown.

In a statement, the Coast Guard said it received a report that a Cessna training flight crashed into the water about 8:20 p.m.

Later Sunday, the Coast Guard said it had found the wreckage of the plane, but not the two missing people. The search was continuing.

No more information was immediately available.

CNN's Joe Sutton contributed to this report

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