1. ITV Report

Plane disappears from radar off the coast of Alderney

The search area is marked in dark blue. Photo: ITV Channel TV

A major search and rescue operation for a missing plane off the coast of Alderney was stood down in the early hours.

Nothing was found in last night's search.

The light aircraft was thought to have 2 passengers on board when it disappeared from radar last night. It's thought to have been travelling from Nantes in France to Cardiff.

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Two helicopters from Solent and Newquay are involved in the search, alongside the Alderney and Guernsey lifeboats.

The lifeboats were launched at 8:51pm and 9pm respectively and spent hours searching the area around the North and West of Alderney.