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Authorities name 2 men in plane missing over Lake Michigan

FRANKFORT — Authorities have released the names of two men they believe were aboard a small plane that departed from Ontonagon Sunday and went missing over Lake Michigan in northern Michigan.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reported Wednesday that the Benzie County sheriff’s office lists the missing men as 65-year-old Randal Dippoid, of Perry, and 53-year-old Emanuel Manos, of Monroe.

It isn’t clear which man was piloting the plane that dropped off radar Sunday night about 4 miles west of Frankfort.

The plane reportedly was having engine trouble and controllers had directed it to an airport in...