Search resumes for passengers after aircraft crashes into sea

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Rescue teams Monday resumed their search for survivors of a single-engine aircraft that crashed into the sea on approaching the Douglas Charles Airport, northeast of here, on Sunday night.

The search had been called off after midnight and resumed early on Monday morning.

The local authorities have not issued any official statement as yet, but French officials said that the single-engine Piper F-OGKO aircraft, was carrying four people, including the two pilots.

They said that the flight, which had originated from Guadeloupe,  was among other flights carrying people to Dominica for a day-long visit.

Local fishermen using their boats were assisting in the search on Sunday night and the French authorities said that the flights had been organised by the “Ailes de Guadeloupe” club and that the weather conditions were excellent at the time of the incident. (CMC)

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