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Four Frenchmen missing after plane crash off Dominica


The plane, which was to reach Guadeloupe, crashed at sea when it had just taken off from Dominica's Charles Douglas airport

(Illustrative photo) A passenger plane lands. - PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP

The victims were all French nationals. A small plane, leaving Dominica and going to Guadeloupe, crashed at sea, this Sunday, with four people on board, including a 16-year-old teenager, announced the prefecture of Guadeloupe, on Monday, adding that research continued.

The aircraft, "Piper type PA 28 model" crashed at sea "around 19:00 (00:00 French time), when it had just taken off from Charles Douglas airport in Dominica", explained the Guadeloupe prefecture in a press release.

A backpack found at sea

Four people were on board: “A 55-year-old couple with their 16-year-old minor son, as well as a 40-year-old man. All are French nationals, ”adds the prefecture. The research, led by CROSS Antilles-Guyane, was launched on Sunday evening, until 3 a.m.

They were suspended due to bad weather conditions, but "resumed Monday at 6:00 am". They made it possible to find at sea "a backpack with the passport of two of the occupants and an empty bag carrying the radio indicator of the aircraft".


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Source: 20minf

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