Submerged plane found in Lake Norman during dive team practice d - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Submerged plane found in Lake Norman during dive team practice drills

Sonar image of the plane in Lake Norman (Courtesy: Charlotte Fire Department) Sonar image of the plane in Lake Norman (Courtesy: Charlotte Fire Department)
View of Lake Norman from Sky 3 View of Lake Norman from Sky 3
LAKE NORMAN, NC (WBTV) -

A submerged plane has been located in the waters of Lake Norman during a round of practice drills by an area dive team.

According to the Charlotte Fire Department, the dive team was doing practice drills on the water on September 9, using the sonar equipment, when they located the submerged plane.

Charlotte emergency crews notified the Federal Aviation Administration that the plane had been found.

According to the FAA, officials have  not yet identified what type of aircraft is under the water, or how it ended up in the lake.

The Charlotte Fire Department said the plane was found in 90 feet of water and is not visible from the surface. Teams were using side sonar technology when they found the plane.

Battalion Chief Kent Davis says the plane appears to have been in the water for a long period of time.

WBTV has learned that crews did not find any bodies inside the plane.

The FAA is investigating the incident and is conducting a search of  aircraft ownership records to in an effort to determine the aircraft's last owner.

Fire crews told WBTV they would not remove the plane from the water until the FAA identifies the plane.

Copyright 2013 WBTV. All rights reserved.

  • South Carolina news on WIStv.comNEWSMore>>

  • The Latest: Still no Olympics coverage in North Korea

    The Latest: Still no Olympics coverage in North Korea

    Friday, February 23 2018 8:14 PM EST2018-02-24 01:14:57 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 5:05 AM EST2018-02-24 10:05:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Driver Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia take a curve in their third heat during the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, ...(AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Driver Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia take a curve in their third heat during the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, ...

    The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation says it isn't commenting yet on an alleged anti-doping rule violation by Russian women's bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva.

    More >>

    The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation says it isn't commenting yet on an alleged anti-doping rule violation by Russian women's bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva.

    More >>
  • American Krupp, Canadian Macek fully committed to Germany

    American Krupp, Canadian Macek fully committed to Germany

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:05 AM EST2018-02-24 09:05:09 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:48 AM EST2018-02-24 09:48:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). Bjorn Krupp (40), of Germany, and goalie Den Birken Danny Aus (33) defend the goal against Rene Bourque (17), of Canada, during the second period of the semifinal round of the men's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics i...(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). Bjorn Krupp (40), of Germany, and goalie Den Birken Danny Aus (33) defend the goal against Rene Bourque (17), of Canada, during the second period of the semifinal round of the men's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics i...

    American-born Bjorn Krupp and Canadian-born Brooks Macek don't feel at all conflicted about playing for Germany at the Olympics.

    More >>

    American-born Bjorn Krupp and Canadian-born Brooks Macek don't feel at all conflicted about playing for Germany at the Olympics.

    More >>
  • The Latest: Official: 18 soldiers killed in west Afghanistan

    The Latest: Official: 18 soldiers killed in west Afghanistan

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:15 AM EST2018-02-24 06:15:26 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:47 AM EST2018-02-24 09:47:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini). Security forces inspect the site of a suicide bombing in the diplomatic area of capital Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.  Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said several people were wounded in Saturday's a...(AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini). Security forces inspect the site of a suicide bombing in the diplomatic area of capital Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said several people were wounded in Saturday's a...

    Afghan official says at least three security personnel have been killed in separate suicide bombing attacks in southern Helmand province.

    More >>

    Afghan official says at least three security personnel have been killed in separate suicide bombing attacks in southern Helmand province.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly