Channel air crash interviews begin in Alderney

Crashed Alderney aircraft
Image caption The aircraft hit the sea 25 miles north-west of Guernsey

The cause of an air accident in the English Channel is being investigated by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch through a series of interviews.

A light aircraft came down in the sea 25 miles north-west of Guernsey on Saturday with two people on board.

They have been named locally as Ian and Anne-Marie Dickinson, both residents of neighbouring island Alderney.

The search for Mr Dickinson was called off on Sunday afternoon. Ms Dickinson was rescued by a Russian cargo ship.

She was airlifted to hospital in France. She has since been discharged and is being cared for by her family.

Members of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch have travelled to Alderney for the interviews, some of which are being conducted at the island's police station.

The aircraft was on route to Alderney at the time of the accident.

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