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Rescue teams have been carrying out a search in the English Channel after a plane from the UK went missing with two people on board.

The French coastguard told Sky News the plane was “the subject of a worrying disappearance” and that a search for the plane had been carried out “all afternoon”.

He said teams were unable to locate “any debris or aircraft wreckage” and the search would continue on Sunday morning.

The Piper P-28 plane took off from Wellesbourne near Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire on Saturday morning bound for Le Touquet in northern France.

A Falcon 50 plane, a helicopter and a tug that was already at sea were all deployed in the search operation along with a British aircraft, the coastguard added.

All vessels sailing in the area have been urged to look for any signs of the aircraft and to report any sightings to French authorities.

The passenger and pilot of the plane have not been publicly identified.

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