Update on Search for Missing Light Aircraft

HM Coastguard is currently co-ordinating a search and rescue in the Puffin Island area of North Wales following a report at 12.47pm today (Monday 25th November) that an aircraft had disappeared from radar contact.

The search and rescue helicopter from Caernarfon has been sent as well as Coastguard Rescue Teams from Penmon and Bangor and a Senior Coastguard Operations Officer. The RNLI lifeboats from Beaumaris, Moelfre and Llandudno are assisting with the search.

Chief Inspector 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”.

The incident is ongoing and we have no further information at this time.