Oban plane crash: Two bodies found in wreckage of missing aircraft near Loch Etive in Scotland

The aircraft lost radar contact yesterday afternoon

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Two bodies were found last night in the wreckage of a crashed light aircraft in the Scottish region of Argyll.

The plane lost radar contact earlier in the day at around 1.50pm in the Beinn nan Lus area of Glen Kinglass around 30 miles east of Oban. A multi-emergency response to the alarm was launched.

No details relating to the identities of the victims have yet been released.

The wreckage of the Piper PA-28 was discovered near Loch Etive, on the northern aspect of the Glen Kinglass area – Police Scotland confimed.

It is believed that the aircraft was travelling from east Scotland – likely to have been Dundee – to the Hebrides island of Tiree.

The website for Tiree airport states: “Strong winds are causing widespread travel disruption across Scotland with some air services likely to be impacted.”

A police spokesman said it was likely the recovery operation would begin today, subject to weather conditions as thick cloud was reported in the area.

Chief Inspector Fergus Byrne said: “Police Scotland has been working with partner agencies throughout the day to locate the aircraft and our thoughts are with the families of the victims.”

Officers are also making enquiries to establish the exact circumstances in which the plane crash occurred and a report will then be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Lifeboats and helicopters were dispatched to locate the missing plane. Three coastguard teams had been sent to search the surrounding lochs, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact police via the non-emergency number 101.

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