Wreckage has been found in the English Channel off the Kent coast after a light aircraft crash. The American-registered plane carrying one person on board came down about 15 miles off Dungeness in Kent at 2.30pm today.
A cross-Channel search and rescue operation was launched, involving French and British helicopters, the Dungeness RNLI lifeboat and French vessels. Wreckage has been found but tonight teams were working against the clock to find the missing pilot before the light fades.
A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesman said the incident happened four miles inside UK waters.
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