British Pilot Goes Missing Over Mediterranean

British Pilot Goes Missing Over Mediterranean
British Pilot Goes Missing Over Mediterranean

A light plane piloted by a 66-year-old Briton has gone missing over the Mediterranean Sea, French authorities have said.

The Tobago aircraft, with just the pilot on board, took off from Cannes in the south of France on Friday.

It was heading for Salerno in southern Italy.

Officials said: "The last radar signal indicated the plane was around 50km (31 miles) to the south of Cannes."

Despite efforts by French and Italian naval authorities, neither the pilot nor the plane have been detected since.

Air searches were called off at 2pm local time on Saturday, but a ship remained in the area until the evening to continue the search.

The pilot has not been named.

Another pilot was killed on Saturday afternoon when a small aircraft crashed in a field at the Army Aviation Centre in Middle Wallop, Hampshire.

Hampshire police and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) are investigating.