Friends who died in light aircraft crash had just completed Ben Nevis charity climb

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View across Skipness down the Kilbrannan Sound.
View across Skipness down the Kilbrannan Sound.

Two friends who died when their light aircraft went down off the coast of Skipness, between Kintyre and the Isle of Arran, on May 25, had just completed an ascent of Ben Nevis as part of a charity challenge.

Anthony Woodward, 62, and Robert Archer, 57, had undertaken the climb to raise money for Surray’s Shooting Star Chase children’s charity with their friend Peter Ogilvie. Mr Ogilvie has written about their climb, saying they were ‘hugely proud’ of raising more than £2,000 for the charity.

Since the tragedy, the money raised has topped £5,000.

In a statement posted on the Shooting Star Chase Just Giving page, Mr Woodward’s family said they were devastated at their loss, but so pleased people had continued to give in the men’s memory.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is looking into the crash. The cause remains unknown.