IFA founding partner dies in Channel plane crash

The founding partner of a Derby-based advisory firm has died after a airplane he was piloting crashed into the English Channel on Wednesday.

Carl Whiteley and his wife Kathryn were flying home from northern France to Jersey on the morning of 4 September, according to a statement from the firm.

Brett Hannon, managing director of Belmont Regency Group, said: “Carl jointly founded in 1982 with myself and apart from being business partners for over 31 years, Carl was a close friend who will be greatly missed.

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“The fondest memories will remain with myself and our staff of our dear departed colleague.”