Thursday 9 April, 2020

Four missing after plane crash in Dominica

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Rescue and recovery efforts have resumed in Dominica after a plane crashed off the islands north-eastern coast on Sunday.

Police and fire officials have confirmed that the Piper F-OGKO, a single engine aircraft crashed into the sea as it approached the Douglas Charles Airport on Sunday.

An alert was reportedly issued at approximately 7.30 pm.

According to French media there were four people on board at the time of the crash, two pilots and two passengers. 

Initial reports indicate that the downed plane, which is privately owned, was one of five small aircraft going to Dominica for a day-long visit.

The flights, Loop News understands, were organised by the 'Ailes de Guadeloupe' club.

The pilots and passengers have not yet been named.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information comes to hand.

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