Aircraft crash – Skipness

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View across Skipness to the Kilbrannan Sound. Arran on the left of the picture and the Calmac ferry at Clonaig.
View across Skipness to the Kilbrannan Sound. Arran on the left of the picture and the Calmac ferry at Clonaig.

The bodies of two men missing following an air crash two miles off the Kintyre coast have been recovered.

Police Scotland is investigating  the full circumstances surrounding the crash.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact DI Douglas Wilson at L Division CID via 101 and quote incident number 2167 of Thursday May 25.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is conducting an independent safety investigation.

The search started near Skipness when fishermen reported finding aircraft wreckage, at 3.45pm yesterday, in the sea between Kintyre and Arran, at the head of Kilbrannan Sound.

The pair 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.