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Couple killed in Jersey plane crash


A businessman and his wife have been killed in a plane crash off the coast of Jersey.

Carl Whiteley and his wife Kathryn, from Derbyshire, are understood to have been on board the Cessna plane which crashed about five miles west of Jersey Airport after flying from France this morning. Brett Hannon, managing director of Belmont Regency Group, in Derby, said Mr Whiteley jointly founded the company in 1982 and would be “greatly missed”.

Forecasters said visibility was poor around the Jersey coast at the time of the crash. The couple are yet to be formally identified by police.