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Plane registered at Perranporth ditches into sea off Jersey: UPDATE Two dead
10:20am Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
UPDATE: Two people are confirmed dead after a small plane registered at Perranporth crashed into the sea off Jersey.
They have been named as Derby businessman Carl Whiteley, 56, and his wife Kathryn.
An investigation has been launched by Jersey Police and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.
Reports say the plane lost contact with air traffic control and crashed into the sea five miles from the airport on its way from Dinan in France.
An air-and-sea search operation is under way following the incident about five miles west of Jersey airport.
The UK-based and American-registered Cessna plane was heading for Jersey airport from Dinan in France, an airport spokesman said. It was due to return to Perranporth.
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