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UK News Search operation after light aircraft disappears from radar

20:05  25 november  2019
20:05  25 november  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

Anglesey plane crash: Missing aircraft 'left Caernarfon Airport' before vanishing

  Anglesey plane crash: Missing aircraft 'left Caernarfon Airport' before vanishing Flight data appears to show the Cessna flying out across North Wales before turning back and then vanishing Flight data from website flightradar24.com appears to show the Cessna light aircraft taking off from the Gwynedd airport before heading north east towards Llandudno.

A search operation is under way after a light aircraft disappeared from radar contact in the Puffin Island area of North Wales.

a flock of birds flying over a body of water: A multi-agency operation is under way at sea off the Anglesey coast following a report of an incident involving a light aircraft. Pic: @NWPanglesey © Other A multi-agency operation is under way at sea off the Anglesey coast following a report of an incident involving a light aircraft. Pic: @NWPanglesey

A Coastguard helicopter from Caernarfon as well as rescue teams from Penmon and Bangor have been sent following a report that the aircraft had gone missing at around 12.47pm.

RNLI lifeboats from Beaumaris, Moelfre and Llandudno, as well as officers from North Wales Police, are also involved in the search.

It has not been confirmed how many people were on board the aircraft.

North Wales Police said it received a call at 12.59pm reporting a possible crash involving a light aircraft in the Penmon area.

A statement added: "Officers are currently assisting HM Coastguard and our enquiries are ongoing."

In a statement, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch said: "The AAIB has sent a team to investigate an accident involving a light aircraft that occurred near Beaumaris, Gwynedd, Wales."

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