Rescue teams searching for missing light aircraft after debris found

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A pair of aviators are missing, feared dead, after fishermen reported finding aircraft wreckage at 3.45pm yesterday in the sea at the head of Kilbrannan Sound near Skipness, Mull of Kintyre.

The two people took off from Oban Airport, North Connel, in an as yet unidentified aircraft, at 11.30am yesterday (Thursday May 25) bound for Carlisle.

The alarm was raised when it failed to arrive at its destination at 1pm.

An extensive search is ongoing, co-ordinated by the UK Coastguard, and involving Police Scotland, the HM Coastuard search and rescue helicopter from Prestwick.

They are being assisted by Tarbert and Campbeltown coastguard rescue teams and Arran’s Lamlash lifeboat.