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No sign of plane in Lake Champlain search

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Crews have completed their weekend search for a missing plane that went down in Lake Champlain more than 40 years ago without finding any definitive evidence of the aircraft, but with some new leads.

The search started on Friday and ended Sunday. Crews covered 15 square miles of the lake bottom using sonar, a manned mini-submarine, divers, and other technology.

Investigators plan to evaluate their new information and may initiate further operations as a result.

The private jet carrying five people went missing after leaving the Burlington airport on a snowy night in 1971. It was headed to Providence, Rhode Island.

New York and Vermont state police worked together on the search.

The plane was carrying three employees of the Atlanta, Georgia, development company Cousin's Properties and two crew members.

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