Solent Coastguard called into action after low flying plane spotted

Major search after reports of plane crash

Major search after reports of plane crash

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Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

A MAJOR rescue operation was launched after reports that a plane had crashed into the sea.

Solent Coastguard sprung into action following a call that a light aircraft had come down in the sea.

A helicopter scoured the coastline while rescue teams questioned the public along the shoreline at Ventnor on the Isle of Wight last night where the plane was thought to have gone down.

A man had reported that a Cesna 150 or Cesna 172 had flown low over his house and he heard a noise and thought it had gone into the sea so called 999 at around 4.15pm yesterday.

This sparked a three-hour search for the supposed missing plane involving the Solent Coastguard and the National Rescue Centre in RAF Kinloss in Scotland.

Teams interviewed members of the public on the shoreline who had also seen the low-flying aircraft, put out a broadcast to all ships for sightings of the aircraft and contacted local air traffic control including at Southampton and Bournemouth to see if they were aware of any incident.

The Coastguard helicopter searched the water for possible wreckage and oil, but found nothing.

Searchers finally concluded that it had been a false alarm.

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11:51am Sun 18 May 14

issacchunt says...

Cal down, calm down everyone. Echo news flash 20 hrs after the event. Ha ha ha ha ha.
Cal down, calm down everyone. Echo news flash 20 hrs after the event. Ha ha ha ha ha. issacchunt
  • Score: 9

12:04pm Sun 18 May 14

burgerboy says...

"this sparked a three house search"
were they hoping to find it in someones loft or back garden.........
and this is the work of a senior reporter !
"this sparked a three house search" were they hoping to find it in someones loft or back garden......... and this is the work of a senior reporter ! burgerboy
  • Score: 7

12:10pm Sun 18 May 14

Kirsty666 says...

I wonder how many of these reporters went to school?
I wonder how many of these reporters went to school? Kirsty666
  • Score: 4

12:22pm Sun 18 May 14

burgerboy says...

Kirsty666 wrote:
I wonder how many of these reporters went to school?
I thought most of them were still at school.....(;o)
[quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: I wonder how many of these reporters went to school?[/p][/quote]I thought most of them were still at school.....(;o) burgerboy
  • Score: 6

2:16pm Sun 18 May 14

Reality-man says...

burgerboy wrote:
Kirsty666 wrote:
I wonder how many of these reporters went to school?
I thought most of them were still at school.....(;o)
Yet you all come back day after day to read their reports.
[quote][p][bold]burgerboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: I wonder how many of these reporters went to school?[/p][/quote]I thought most of them were still at school.....(;o)[/p][/quote]Yet you all come back day after day to read their reports. Reality-man
  • Score: 2

5:44pm Sun 18 May 14

Huey says...

Reality-man wrote:
burgerboy wrote:
Kirsty666 wrote:
I wonder how many of these reporters went to school?
I thought most of them were still at school.....(;o)
Yet you all come back day after day to read their reports.
It's the comments that make me come back. You don't get that in the paper.
[quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]burgerboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: I wonder how many of these reporters went to school?[/p][/quote]I thought most of them were still at school.....(;o)[/p][/quote]Yet you all come back day after day to read their reports.[/p][/quote]It's the comments that make me come back. You don't get that in the paper. Huey
  • Score: 4

6:05pm Sun 18 May 14

Reality-man says...

Huey wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
burgerboy wrote:
Kirsty666 wrote:
I wonder how many of these reporters went to school?
I thought most of them were still at school.....(;o)
Yet you all come back day after day to read their reports.
It's the comments that make me come back. You don't get that in the paper.
I agree. It just makes me laugh that so many people go on about the poor levels of journalism and the constant errors that are made yet they've gone to the trouble of registering with The Echo, creating a user name, and visiting the site daily to read what is printed. If hundreds of people followed you around in your job (or mine) every day I'm sure we wouldn't all perform without fault.
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]burgerboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: I wonder how many of these reporters went to school?[/p][/quote]I thought most of them were still at school.....(;o)[/p][/quote]Yet you all come back day after day to read their reports.[/p][/quote]It's the comments that make me come back. You don't get that in the paper.[/p][/quote]I agree. It just makes me laugh that so many people go on about the poor levels of journalism and the constant errors that are made yet they've gone to the trouble of registering with The Echo, creating a user name, and visiting the site daily to read what is printed. If hundreds of people followed you around in your job (or mine) every day I'm sure we wouldn't all perform without fault. Reality-man
  • Score: 4

7:01pm Sun 18 May 14

iow-is-red-and-white says...

Reality-man wrote:
Huey wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
burgerboy wrote:
Kirsty666 wrote:
I wonder how many of these reporters went to school?
I thought most of them were still at school.....(;o)
Yet you all come back day after day to read their reports.
It's the comments that make me come back. You don't get that in the paper.
I agree. It just makes me laugh that so many people go on about the poor levels of journalism and the constant errors that are made yet they've gone to the trouble of registering with The Echo, creating a user name, and visiting the site daily to read what is printed. If hundreds of people followed you around in your job (or mine) every day I'm sure we wouldn't all perform without fault.
Absolute rubbish. My 10 year old checks his school work before handing it in at school, and therefore has fewer errors than DE reporters. No one is perfect, but if you write for a living and call yourself a senior reporter you should be able to do it properly.
[quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]burgerboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: I wonder how many of these reporters went to school?[/p][/quote]I thought most of them were still at school.....(;o)[/p][/quote]Yet you all come back day after day to read their reports.[/p][/quote]It's the comments that make me come back. You don't get that in the paper.[/p][/quote]I agree. It just makes me laugh that so many people go on about the poor levels of journalism and the constant errors that are made yet they've gone to the trouble of registering with The Echo, creating a user name, and visiting the site daily to read what is printed. If hundreds of people followed you around in your job (or mine) every day I'm sure we wouldn't all perform without fault.[/p][/quote]Absolute rubbish. My 10 year old checks his school work before handing it in at school, and therefore has fewer errors than DE reporters. No one is perfect, but if you write for a living and call yourself a senior reporter you should be able to do it properly. iow-is-red-and-white
  • Score: 3

7:18pm Sun 18 May 14

Reality-man says...

iow-is-red-and-white wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
Huey wrote:
Reality-man wrote:
burgerboy wrote:
Kirsty666 wrote:
I wonder how many of these reporters went to school?
I thought most of them were still at school.....(;o)
Yet you all come back day after day to read their reports.
It's the comments that make me come back. You don't get that in the paper.
I agree. It just makes me laugh that so many people go on about the poor levels of journalism and the constant errors that are made yet they've gone to the trouble of registering with The Echo, creating a user name, and visiting the site daily to read what is printed. If hundreds of people followed you around in your job (or mine) every day I'm sure we wouldn't all perform without fault.
Absolute rubbish. My 10 year old checks his school work before handing it in at school, and therefore has fewer errors than DE reporters. No one is perfect, but if you write for a living and call yourself a senior reporter you should be able to do it properly.
What's the weather like on the Isle Of Perfect...sorry I mean Wight
[quote][p][bold]iow-is-red-and-white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]burgerboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: I wonder how many of these reporters went to school?[/p][/quote]I thought most of them were still at school.....(;o)[/p][/quote]Yet you all come back day after day to read their reports.[/p][/quote]It's the comments that make me come back. You don't get that in the paper.[/p][/quote]I agree. It just makes me laugh that so many people go on about the poor levels of journalism and the constant errors that are made yet they've gone to the trouble of registering with The Echo, creating a user name, and visiting the site daily to read what is printed. If hundreds of people followed you around in your job (or mine) every day I'm sure we wouldn't all perform without fault.[/p][/quote]Absolute rubbish. My 10 year old checks his school work before handing it in at school, and therefore has fewer errors than DE reporters. No one is perfect, but if you write for a living and call yourself a senior reporter you should be able to do it properly.[/p][/quote]What's the weather like on the Isle Of Perfect...sorry I mean Wight Reality-man
  • Score: 2

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