Search Resumes for Plane That Disappeared Over Lake Erie With CEO and Family

The president and CEO of Superior Beverage Group was flying with his family.

— -- Search efforts today resumed by water, air and shoreline for a plane that disappeared four days ago near Cleveland carrying three adults, including a CEO, and three children, officials said.

A bag from the plane was recovered Sunday near the Shoreby Club harbor, which is along the coast about 6 miles north of Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport, city officials said.

Other debris has been collected, but has not yet been verified as part of the plane, the city said.

The plane went missing Thursday night over Lake Erie after taking off from Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport en route to Ohio State University Airport in Columbus, officials said.

Superior Beverage Group president and CEO John Fleming was piloting the plane, according to The Associated Press. He was aboard with family and friends, the Ohio-based beer and wine distributor said in a statement.

"As we all await the results of the search and rescue efforts, our hearts are with John, his wife, their sons, and close friends on board, as well as with their loved ones and everyone in the Superior Beverage family,” company Executive Vice President Joseph McHenry said in a Friday statement.

“This is a difficult day for us, and we appreciate the concern and thoughtfulness extended by so many."

The weather conditions were favorable for today's search, Cleveland officials said this morning, with mostly calm waters and light winds. The search is focusing on a grid near the shoreline that's about 2.5 miles from east to west and 2 miles north to south.