Derby couple dead in plane crash

A husband and wife have died after their plane crashed off the coast of the Channel Islands.

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Tribute to Derby man killed in plane crash

Belmont Regency Group Ltd are dismayed to hear of the death of one of our founder directors, Carl Whiteley, and his wife Kathryn...Our thoughts are with his family at this tragic time....The fondest memories will remain with myself and our staff of our dear departed colleague.

– Brett Hannon, managing director of Belmont Regency Group Ltd

Statement from Jersey Chief Minister

On behalf of the Council of Ministers and the States Assembly, I would like to extend our condolences to the families of the two people who died today when a light aircraft crashed off the west coast of Jersey. We were deeply saddened to learn of the accident. I would like to thank all those who took part in the search and rescue operation, which was coordinated by Jersey Coastguard and involved all the emergency services.

– Ian Gorst, Jersey Chief Minister

Jersey Police statement on plane crash

Following a comprehensive search and rescue mission....we now believe there were no survivors of this morning's light aircraft crash. The States of Jersey Police will now be working alongside the Air Accident Investigation Branch to establish what happened.

– Jersey Police

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Plane crash off Channel Islands

Location of crash Credit: ITV News Central

A plane owned by a businessman from Derby has crashed in St Ouen’s Bay in Jersey. The two people on board have been pronounced dead.

The plane is a Cessna Crusader, believed to be registered to Perranporth in Cornwall.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 10:30 this morning.

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