Two Men Dead After A Light Plane Crash
Two men dead after a light plane crash in Scotland. Both males died yesterday after a light plane crashed in Perthshire village of Abernyte on its way to Dundee airport, Police Scotland have said. Air traffic controllers missed contact with the plane which had been due to arrive at Dundee Airport at noon and a massive search began. Rescue teams were involved in the search and plane's wreckage was found near the village about 16 kilometres west of Dundee Airport.
Both men on board died in the crash, police said. The plane believed to be flying from Inverness, was due to arrive at the Dundee airport. Police Scotland can confirm that "the wreckage of a light aircraft has been found in the Abernyte area, near Dundee. The two male occupants of the aircraft have been found to be deceased“. Police are analyzing the incident and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.
Weather in the area was extremely poor with heavy rain pouring down when the plane went missing, as well as low cloud, reduced visibility and winds gusting up to 56 km/h, making flying a challenge. "Light aircraft are completely different to commercial aircraft – they’re not tracked in the same way. It is a massive operation and we’ll be here for a considerable time" - Inspector Marc Lorente, Police Scotland’s incident officer said. Dundee Airport controls only a maximum of two planned services a day – on Flybe’s Dundee to London Stansted route – but is a popular basis for light aircraft enthusiasts.
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