3rd February 2007, 18:04
17.35 hours, Saturday 3/02/2007. just watched Fleetwood's Tyne class boat virtually fly down the River Wyre on an emergency shout, into a very cold, damp extremely black and foggy night. Let's hope she finds those who she is looking for. If any one in the know has an idea as to what the emergency is,could they keep us informed.The boathouse was locked by the yime I got there.cheers.
3rd February 2007, 21:29
A report on TV news says a small air craft went down off Blackpool ,2 persons on board ,wreckage found ,four lifeboats are searching the area .
3rd February 2007, 21:55
Update from BBC Website:
Coastguards searching for a plane missing off the Blackpool coast have found the wreckage of a light aircraft, Lancashire Police have said.
The emergency services were alerted after radar contact was lost with the plane, which is believed to have two males on board.
Three lifeboats, two coastguard teams and a military helicopter are involved in the operation.
Police said there was no news yet on those on board the aircraft.
A spokesman for Liverpool Maritime and Coastguard Agency described the aircraft as a Warrior PA28.
It is understood there is currently fog in some north-western coastal areas.
The plane lost contact soon after 1700 GMT. It disappeared off radar about a mile from South Shore in Blackpool. A spokesman for Lancashire Police said the aircraft was believed to have been travelling from Exeter to Blackpool
4th February 2007, 22:43
Later news said the two seater plane had come down in the sea about a mile off the beach at Blackpool after a failed attempt to land at Blackpool airport.
The wreckage was towed to shore at Blackpool and the two passengers were sadly found dead inside it.