Search for Missing Plane Continues in Mississippi Sound

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The Coast Guard says the search continues Wednesday for three men aboard a single-engine plane that went missing in the Mississippi Sound shortly after takeoff from Gulfport.

The plane went missing Monday afternoon. Debris, including a piece with part of the plane's registration number, was found Tuesday.

Bob Roy, president of Georgia-based contractor RMR Mechanical, tells The Sun Herald that two of the three onboard work for the company: manager Dexter Brewer and vice president and co-owner Gerald Miletello.

Roy says Brewer was headed to a customer meeting in South Carolina. Roy says the third person was the pilot. Officials haven't released names.

Brewer's wife, Tina Cook, tells the newspaper she's hopeful her husband's alive. She says that before he boarded, he told her they'd probably fly along the coast to avoid rough weather.

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