President Detroit Salt Co. among passengers on a missing plane

The president of Detroit Salt Co. is recognized as one of two on board a small plane that stays missing a week after departing over Lake Michigan.

In a press release, Sheriff Benzie's Office identified the two believed to have been on the missing aircraft tas Emanuel "E.Z." Manos, 53, is president of Detroit Salt Co., and Randal S. Dippold, 65, of Perry, owner of Airservice Enterprise Inc., based in Howell.

According to the Michigan Manufacturers Association, Manos joined the Detroit Salt Co.. in 1997, He was president of the company in 2010 and earned the Michigan Makers of the Year Special Achievement Award in 2016. The company's website says it operates the only rock salt mine in Michigan.

Officials with Detroit Salt Co. immediate reach for additional Sunday views

Sheriff Benzie County's Office advised that they had received advice from the Minneapolis Air Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) at approximately 7:50 p.m. On Sunday, 12 May, a small plane told them that they had an engine trouble.

The Bonanza Bonus 35 and the N1561Z tail number were flying from Ontonagon in the Upper Peninsula to Monroe, but Minneapolis Control Center was diverting to Frankfort Dow Memorial Airport.

Bonanza Beechcraft, like this one in New Mexico in 2008, went missing on Lake Michigan on Sunday, 12 May, 2019. (Photo: File photo)

However, the sheriff's office said that the plane dropped from the radar about 4.5 miles west of Frankfort, over Lake Michigan.

Ronald Berns, director of Benzie County's Sail Center, told the Free Press that the Minneapolis Air Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) had the final contact with the airplane, and told the authorities that they had lost communication when reported. the plane at 700 feet and moving about 77 knots.

Continuous search

According to a news release, the Coast Guard, Michigan State Police, Homeland Security and a number of other agencies worked with Sheriff Benzie's Office to carry out an air search and water over the area of ​​the last plane on the radar as well. the area on its flight path is projected.

However, the sheriff said, as the search continues, that it is a "recovery mission."

According to Associated Press report launched by WNEM-Bay Bay-based City, the teams failed to search the missing plane with a helicopter, airplane and boat last Monday.

Tim Wendt, a duty officer for the United States, Michigan Coast Guard Sector Sector, told us that the USCG searched for about 1,400 square miles running east and west from the last position of the aircraft near Frankfort, but He finished his search Monday 12 May.

However, other agencies continued to search.

Emergency management coordinator Benzie, Frank Post, told the Livingston's day on Tuesday that organized searches are based on information from the bubble from the USCG.

"It is from the beaches from Frankfort north to Lake Township Park and from Frankfort to the south to Arcadia," the Post said with the Daily Livingston.

Benzie and Manistee Community Emergency Response Team Programs launched a continuous Facebook search on Friday.

In a Facebook message sent by Sunday, Benzie and Manistee CERT to the Free Press the team conducted a search without success at Frankfort Quay south to the Pier Arcadia (about 11 miles) on Tuesday, and they searched from Frankfort Quay to Township Park Lake (about 10 miles) Friday.

Berns told the Free Press on Sunday that the authorities have continued their search in recent days, but nothing has been recovered.

Monday morning, the sheriff's office said there were no new updates to the case at this time.

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The free press writer, Dejanay Booth and Livingston Daily sent reporters, Ken Palmer and Sean Bradley with this report.

Contact Siacon Alees at asiacon@freepress.com. Follow her on Twitter: @AleannaSiacon.

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