HM Coastguard has released a statement following the disappearance of a light aircraft that was reported yesterday in the vicinity of Puffin Island off of the Welsh coast.
A spokesperson for the Agency said:
‘The search for a light aircraft with one person on board that went missing near Puffin Island, Anglesey, has been suspended for the night.
‘HM Coastguard received a report at 12:47 (Monday 25th November) that a light aircraft had disappeared from radar contact near to Puffin Island.
‘The aircraft was flying from Caernarfon Airport to Great Orme in Llandudno and back.
‘The Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Caernarfon, Coastguard Rescue Teams from Penmon and Bangor, a Senior Coastal Operations Officer, RNLI Lifeboats from Beaumaris, Moelfre and Llandudno and North Wales Police were all assisting in the search.
‘The Air Accident Investigation Branch has been informed.
The search will continue in the morning; we have no further information at this time’.
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Chief Inspector from North Wales Police, Essi Ahari stated
“North Wales Police are supporting HM Coastguard in a search for a light aircraft that was flying from Caernarfon Airport to the Great Orme in Llandudno and back this afternoon.
“The aircraft had one pilot on board, and no other passengers and family liaison officers are supporting the missing pilot’s family”.
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