7 November 2002
This past weekend a small airplane went missing as it approached an airport on the banks of the Mississippi River. At the time no one was quite certain where it might have gone down.
Last night we heard that sonar had been used to locate an object on the bottom of the river that might be the shape of a plane’s fuselage. From around 6pm to 10pm the object moved about 200 yards downstream.
Divers were going down only to surface in 90 seconds or so. The current in the area was so strong it was pulling their masks off. If you’ve never seen the mighty Mississippi, it’s big, wide, muddy and treacherous.
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