Aircraft with three on board crashes during take-off
AN investigation is continuing after a private light aircraft crashed with three people on board following an unsuccessful take-off at Oban Airport.
Fire engines, ambulances and police vehicles were all called out to yesterday’s incident.
Allan Strang, from Oban and Lorn Roadwatch, posted an advice notice on Facebook that said: “Flurry of emergency vehicles at Oban Airport. Plane off end of runway. Hope all involved are okay.”
A worker at Ledaig Caravan Park, which is near the airport at North Connel, by Oban, said staff in the office had not heard or seen anything unusual but added: “A customer said it looked like it missed the runway as it came in.”
A Police Scotland spokesman said yesterday: “We received a call about an aircraft crash at Oban airport around 2.05pm on Friday.
“No one was injured and enquiries to establish the cause of the crash are continuing.”
The airport is run by Argyll and Bute Council and a spokesman said: “A private aircraft carrying three people had an unsuccessful take-off this afternoon. Thankfully nobody was injured.
“No scheduled passenger flights have been affected and these are expected to resume as normal on Monday.”