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Tributes are being paid to a businessman and his wife who were killed when their plane, based at Perranporth in Cornwall, went down in the English Channel.
Carl Whiteley and his wife Kathryn died in the crash off the coast of Jersey this morning.
An investigation is underway. Mr Whiteley's colleague, who'd worked with him for more than 30 years, said he would be greatly missed:
Two people have died after a light aircraft based at Perranporth in Cornwall crashed into the sea off the coast of Jersey. They've been named as Carl Whiteley and his wife Kathryn.
The Cessna plane came down in St Ouen's Bay earlier today.
Steve Hardy reports:
Two people have been killed in a plane crash five miles off the coast of Jersey.
The light aircraft, a Cessna Crusader, believed to be registered to Perranporth, which was en route from Dinan in France when it ditched into the sea.
All emergency services were called to the scene at 10:30am.
The Cessna light aircraft that ditched in the sea off Jersey was due to fly back to Perranporth on Wednesday afternoon.
A search and rescue operation is underway to find what is believed to be two people onboard.
A private plane which is registered at Perranporth has ditched into the sea at St Ouen’s Bay in Jersey and it’s believed two people are on board and still missing.
All emergency services are on the scene around five miles out to sea.
Both Jersey’s lifeboats, the French Navy, Royal Navy warship - a HMS Northumberland, Island Air Search, Jersey Fire and Rescue, Jersey Ambulance and various commercial vessels are there.
Emergency services say there’s limited visibility and it's hard to get to but they have found a blue bag with two UK five-pence pieces.
The Manche Iles Express passenger ferry Marin Marie with more than 200 passengers on board was diverted while en route to Sark.
It's now on its way to Sark.
A plane registered at Perranporth has crashed into the sea off Jersey.
It's thought 2 people were on board the light aircraft when it came down.
It was flying to Jersey Airport from Dinan in France.
It crashed into St Ouen's Bay at around 10.30.
Reports say the plane lost contact with air traffic control.