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Officials recover final victim in small plane crash

Authorities say they're still searching for the third occupant.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Minn. — Divers have recovered the third and final victim of a small plane crash on lower Grey Cloud Island Sunday night in Washington County.

According to a press release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the third victim was found in a deep quarry late Thursday. The victim was identified as Grace Addae, 30, of Eden Prairie.

The other two people aboard the single-engine Cessna were identified by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner as 60-year-old Larry Schlichting of Eagan and 24-year-old Lucas Knight of North Mankato.   

The airplane went down in a quarry just off the Mississippi River near Grey Cloud Island Township. The Washington County Sheriff's Office said Monday that the Cessna left Fleming Field in South St. Paul around 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon with three people aboard. 

The plane was supposed to land later in the day, but contact with the pilot was lost.