A SEARCH by sea is underway for a small plane which disappeared after taking off from Ibiza yesterday.

The twin-engine aircraft, piloted by two members of the Reus aeroclub, vanished at around 6.45pm south of the Ebro Delta.

The plane, which was returning to Tarragona, is believed to have crashed into the sea. 

Plane Missing Flightradar24
TRACKER: Green line shows where aircraft lost all contact (SOURCE; Flightradar24)

A helicopter was launched to search for a wreckage when the Piper Seneca aircraft did not return to its base. 

Just before 7pm, all contact was lost with the bright yellow plane, leading friends to fear the worst. 

It had left Reus airport at 11:30am for Ibiza, landing on the island successfully some 59 minutes later. 

It then took off at 6.15pm to head back to Reus with two people on board. 

The plane went out to sea at about 280km/hr, flying over Santa Agnes, before all contact was lost just before 7pm. 

As of last night the search was focusing between the south coast of Tarragona and the north coast of Castellon.

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