The emergency services are continuing to comb the mouth of the Caland canal near Rotterdam in their search for a light aircraft carrying two people which crashed into the water on Sunday.
The plane left eastern Germany on route for France and it is not clear exactly when it crashed. A Rotterdam port patrol boat found some pieces of wreckage and personal items shortly before 7pm.
The emergency services say the crash appears to have been an accident and that there is ‘no chance’ of finding survivors.
The canal is around 25 metres deep at the point where the plane is thought to have gone down. Divers and an underwater drone are now trying to find the wreck
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