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Submerged plane found in Lake Norman during dive team practice drills

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Sonar image of the plane in Lake Norman (Courtesy: Charlotte Fire Department) Sonar image of the plane in Lake Norman (Courtesy: Charlotte Fire Department)
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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.

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