UK Coastguard helicopters from Prestwick and Inverness on scene at light aircraft crash

At about 11.07am today (Tuesday 2 August) the UK Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (ARCC) received a call from the Distress and Diversion Cell (D&D) with reports of a light aircraft crash near Ben More, Lochearnhead, near the Trossachs, Scotland. 

This report was followed shortly by a report from Rescue Co-ordination Centre (RCC) Germany of an aircraft Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) activated at Beinn Lora, near Oban, Scotland - 35 miles to the west of the initial incident reported.

Two UK Coastguard helicopters were immediately scrambled by the ARCC and sent to the two locations. UK Coastguard helicopter based at Inverness was sent to Ben More and UK Coastguard helicopter based at Prestwick was sent to Beinn Lora.

Arriving on scene, the UK Coastguard Prestwick helicopter located the crashed aircraft on a mountain.  

The UK Coastguard helicopter based at Inverness arrived on scene 15 minutes later.   

Both casualties will be airlifted separately and will be transferred to Glasgow airport for land ambulance transfer.

RAF Lossiemouth Mountain Rescue Team were making their way to the scene but have now been stood down.

We have no further information at this time and the incident is ongoing. ​


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