– JERSEY AIRPORT SPOKESMAN
Search and rescue vessels, including Channel Islands Airsearch, a UK rescue helicopter and a French rescue helicopter are currently assisting in the search-and-rescue operation, as well as lifeboats and other available watercraft in the vicinity.
Coastal visibility is poor at present but we understand that in the area being searched visibility is better.
As a result of the incident, flow control has been implemented at Jersey airport, which could cause some delays for commercial flights."
The two people on board the plane which crashed off the Channel Islands earlier today have died.
It was flying to Jersey Airport from Dinan in France.
The plane is owned by Derby businessman Carl Whiteley - it's not known if he was on-board.
An investigation's underway after a plane owned by a Derby businessman crashed off the Channel Islands.
It is not known if Carl Whitely was on-board. The cessna set off from Dinan in France earlier today.
More to follow.