Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Search under way in English Channel for missing small plane

A small plane flying from the UK has vanished over the English Channel, prompting a search for debris.

The plane, thought to be a PA-28, went missing on a journey from Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, to Le Touquet, France, at around midday on Saturday.

The French Coastguard said the plane - which was carrying two people - was the subject of a "worrying disappearance".

It asked vessels travelling in the Channel to look out for debris. The search will resume on Sunday.

Two French aircraft and a boat were engaged in the search on Saturday, with a UK aircraft also attempting to trace the whereabouts of the missing plane.

The searches were suspended overnight and will resume on Sunday.