Search for Missing Plane Continues in Mississippi Sound

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Missing plane off of Mississippi coast has been located, flight originated in.

PASCAGOULA, Miss. PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in south Mississippi on Tuesday found pieces of what appear to be a single-engine plane that went missing shortly after taking off from a nearby airport with three people aboard. The single-engine, private plane had been bound for South Carolina, but it was less than 50 miles east of the airport when it lost radar contact Monday afternoon. Bob Roy, president of Georgia-based contractor RMR Mechanical, tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1P4osdr) that two of the three onboard work for the company: manager Dexter Brewer and vice president and co-owner Gerald Miletello.

Captain Brandon Lechthaler with the Coast Guard said, “We’re keeping our thoughts and our prayers with the friends and family of those that are missing”. Authorities are asking anyone who finds anything that could be debris from the plane to leave it where it is, don’t touch it and call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department at 228-769-3036. Authorities found debris Tuesday, including a piece with part of the private plane’s registration number, on a beach in Ocean Springs, about 15 miles west of where the search was originally concentrated off Pascagoula.

Mastroianni told The Associated Press that the missing plane was not a tenant at the airport. “The Coast Guard is getting a helicopter in the sky to help us expand the search”. Coast Guard crews from New Orleans, Pascagoula, and Mobile, Alabama, are involved in the search, as is a crew from the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.

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