BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Reports of plane crash in Dominica

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A rescue boat going out to sea in Marigot on the northeastern part of Dominica where the crash reportedly took place

(SNO) – A small plane has gone down in the sea off the coast of Marigot in Dominica, reports indicate.

The incident took place early Sunday evening.

Marigot is located on the northeastern part of Dominica and is close to the Douglas Charles Airport, the island’s main airport.

An alert was received at around 7:30 pm on Sunday.

Information received indicate that the aircraft was a Piper F-OGKO with four people, two pilots and two passengers on board.

Information also indicate the aircraft is privately-owned and is French registered.

French media has reported that the plane was coming to Dominica on an outing organized by “Ailes de Guadeloupe” club.

Photos circulating on social media show crowds gathering at the Douglas Charles Airport.

Rescue boats were also sent out from Marigot to search at sea.

People at the Douglas Charles Airport on Sunday evening as news of the crash spread

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