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Plane wreckage and bodies found

Published 04/04/2015

Police Scotland said radar contact with the light aircraft was lost at around 1.50pm on Saturday
Police Scotland said radar contact with the light aircraft was lost at around 1.50pm on Saturday

The remains of two people and the wreckage of a light aircraft which went missing in Argyll have been found by searchers.

A search was launched after radar contact with the plane was lost at around 1.50pm in the Beinn nan Lus area of Glen Kinglass.

A multi-emergency response involving the police, ambulance service and the coastguard was co-ordinated.

Police Scotland confirmed that the wreckage of an aircraft was discovered on the northern aspect of the Glen Kinglass area at around 8pm.

The remains of the two people on board have also been discovered.

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.

"Enquiries are continuing to establish the exact circumstances and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

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

No further details will be released at present, the police said.

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