Two People Hurt After Plane Crash Near Oban

2 August 2016, 15:25

A man and woman were injured when their microlight aircraft crashed near Oban in the west of Scotland.

A rescue operation was launched when the plane, which had taken off from Mull, came down near the village of Benderloch in Argyll and Bute just before 11am.

The Breezer B600 aircraft had been due to stop at Oban Airport to refuel before heading to Barra when it got into difficulty.

The man on board suffered serious leg injuries and was airlifted to Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The woman is being treated at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, Renfrewshire, for chest injuries.

Police said their condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

A spokeswoman said: "Emergency services attended the scene and have made the crash site secure.

"A joint investigation between Police Scotland and the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) is ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding the crash.''

An AAIB spokesman said: "We have deployed a small team to a microlight aircraft accident near Oban.''

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