Air­craft with three on board crashes dur­ing take-off

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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.”

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