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Searches Resume For Light Aircraft Missing Over Irish Sea Off North Wales

26th November 2019
Llandudno’s Shannon class lifeboat prepares to assist in the search yesterday Llandudno’s Shannon class lifeboat prepares to assist in the search yesterday Photo: RNLI/Llandudno

Searches for a light aircraft that went missing between the Irish Sea and the Menai Strait off North Wales yesterday afternoon (Monday 25 November) were suspended overnight.

The aircraft, with one person on board, reportedly disappeared from radar near Puffin Island off Anglesey at lunchtime yesterday.

This prompted a major search operation that involved HM Coastguard teams from Penmon and Bangor, the coastguard helicopter from Caernarfon and RNLI lifeboats from Beaumaris, Moelfre and Llandudno.

Searches were set to resume this morning in an area around Penmon, on the opposite side of Anglesey from Holyhead.

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MacDara Conroy

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