CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Nearly a year after a deadly plane crash in Lake Erie, the city of Cleveland finally released some documents related to search and recovery efforts.
On Dec. 29, 2016, the plane, piloted by John Fleming, crashed into Lake Erie within a minute of taking off.
Fleming was on board with his family, wife Suzanne, and sons Jack, 15 and Andrew, 14, and two family friends, Brian Casey and his 19-year-old daughter Megan.
The two families had flown up from the Columbus area to go to a Cleveland Cavaliers game, after the game, at just before 11 p.m., the plane took off from Burke Lakefront Airport, and within a minute of taking off the plane went down.
Within days of the crash, Cleveland 19 requested information related to the search and rescue and search and recovery efforts from the lead agency in the investigation, the city of Cleveland.
Ten months after the crash, the city of Cleveland fulfilled about half of Cleveland 19's public records request.
The city of Cleveland's law department and a spokesperson has ignored Cleveland 19's request for the additional documents, or a reason as to why the documents were not provided.
The 93 pages turned over to Cleveland 19 detail actions taken, and equipment used, during the recovery efforts after the crash.
The documents begin on Jan. 1, 2017 and they go until three days after the crash.
Although they do not shed light on what happened in the minutes, hours and days after the incident, they do offer new information about recovery efforts.