Police have confirmed that a 58-year-old man has died after the helicopter he was flying crashed into a Western Isles loch this morning.
The AS350 squirrel helicopter, operated by PDG Aviation Services, went down in Loch Scadaway in North Uist and the alarm was raised with emergency and rescue teams at 10.15am.
In a statement released this evening by the force, Chief Inspector Ian Graham, area commander for the Western Isles, said: “Firstly, our thoughts are with the man’s family and the local community at this difficult time.
“Our inquiries into this are ongoing and we are liaising with other agencies, including the Air Accidents Investigation Bureau, in order to establish the full circumstances.”
Police also confirmed that only one person was on board the aircraft.