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Search and rescue mission continues for 3 plane crash survivors

The search for the three missing men will continue into the early morning hours of Wednesday. (Photo source: WLOX News) The search for the three missing men will continue into the early morning hours of Wednesday. (Photo source: WLOX News)
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JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

The search continues in the Mississippi Sound for three men believed to have been in an airplane that crashed into the water south of Jackson County on Monday. The search and rescue mission has now been going on for more than 24 hours and will continue through Wednesday.

Plane debris can be found lining the shore of the remote Belle Fontaine Beach, southeast of Ocean Springs. Department of Marine Resources Chief of Marine Patrol Keith Davis said more wreckage could wash up. He said if people in the area see the debris, do not touch it and stay away.

"This thing is obviously going to go into an investigative phase with the FAA and the NTSB, and those items have to be properly collected," said Davis.

The FAA and NTSB will arrive Wednesday. The Coast Guard is maintaining its search with a limited number of boats. The DMR began searching in the early morning hours Tuesday and pulled back some resources when the sun went down. DMR officials resumed the search Wednesday morning.

"We will resume full force in the morning at first sunrise to get guys back out here looking for these people to get them home," said Davis.

Crews are looking over a 13-square-mile search area.

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