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Search crew isn't giving up hope on plane search

At night fall, Equusearch and the sheriff's flotilla wrapped up another search day. (Image Source: WLOX News) At night fall, Equusearch and the sheriff's flotilla wrapped up another search day. (Image Source: WLOX News)
Equusearch is the crew out of Texas who joined the search. (Image Source: WLOX News) Equusearch is the crew out of Texas who joined the search. (Image Source: WLOX News)
The sheriff's flotilla has assisted in the search since the beginning. (Image Source: WLOX News) The sheriff's flotilla has assisted in the search since the beginning. (Image Source: WLOX News)
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

It's now been two and half weeks since a small plane went down somewhere off the Coast of Jackson County, and a new group out of Texas recently joined the search.

Equusearch arrived on Sunday, and by sundown Wednesday they had completed another day of searching which turned up nothing.

“I guess the news we got now is, we know where it's not,” said Equusearch owner, Tim Miller.

Miller and his team were called in by a family member of one of the three missing men aboard that plane believed to have crashed off the coast of Jackson County.

“When we got called I didn't promise them I would find the plane, but I promised them we would do the very best job that we could do,” said Miller.

Coming into the search about two weeks after the plane crashed, Miller still doesn't believe crews are getting the most accurate information.

“We're kind of a little bit upset with the FAA at this point and time. We feel as though the information is out there,” said Miller.
           
The crew is currently using high-tech sonar equipment and slowly making their way across the waters. As of now, they have a 12 square mile search area.

“I have no doubt if we get anywhere close to that airplane that we're going to find it with a sonar equipment and recover it,” said Miller.

On day three of the search something caught their eye, but it turned out to be a capsized beacon. They are hoping to find the fuselage, and of course the three men who were aboard the plane.

“We feel as though there's a strong possibility that we may still have three people strapped in the seats in a plane,” said Miller.

But Miller says, time is not on their side.

“I know the day will come we'll find the plane. I just hope too much time doesn't go by where we possibly lose three people that may be strapped in the plane today,” said Miller.

Miller says the Equusearch team will be here until they cover the entire search area.

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