Search for missing light aircraft suspended

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 this afternoon (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.