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Lake Superior plane crash victim from Germany

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DULUTH, Minn. (WKOW) -- The pilot who died when his plane crashed into Lake Superior last weekend, was from Germany.

The St. Louis County sheriff's office identifies the man as 47-year-old Alexander Georg Obersteg of Steinfeld, Germany.

They believe he was the only victim when the single engine plane went down.

Authorities say he was leaving the Duluth International Airport on Saturday en route to Goose Bay, Labrador, with an ultimate destination of Steinfeld.

An autopsy ruled out the possibility of a medical emergency contributing to the crash.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Divers recovered Obersteg's body on Monday.

Plans are being made to recover the rest of the plane wreckage.

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