An air and sea search has been launched after a 'plane disappeared from radar in the English Channel.
Guernsey Police says rescue teams were scrambled to waters north of Alderney after the light aircraft vanished yesterday evening.
The Alderney lifeboat said it launched at 8.50pm on Monday night.
According to the BBC, the Piper Malibu with two people on board lost contact near the Casquets lighthouse around eight miles north-west of Alderney at 8.30pm.
The plane is thought to have been travelling from Nantes in Brittany to Cardiff.
HM Coastguard said the incident was not in the UK search and rescue area, although it had sent two helicopters to help.
The search and rescue operation had to deal with worsening conditions as they scoured the area on Monday night.
The aircraft is reported to be a Piper Malibu; a single engined low-wing monoplane capable of carrying a pilot and five passengers. It first flew in 1979.
There are variations in how the aircraft is powered. Early versions use a piston engine later ones have a turboprop (essentially a jet engine attached to a propellor).
Some versions are pressurised and can therefore fly higher. One model has a range of over 1400 miles.