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Men killed in light aircraft crash named by police

Police are appealing for witnesses
Police are appealing for witnesses

The two men who died in a light aircraft crash have been named by police.

Anthony Woodward, 62 and Robert Archer, 57, were on board the plane when it crashed two miles off the coast of Skipness, between the Mull of Kintyre and the Isle of Arran, on Thursday.

Debris from the plane, which left Oban Airport and was expected at Carlisle Lake District Airport, was found on the same day.

Investigation launched after two killed in aircraft crash

A helicopter from Prestwick and four lifeboats were sent to the scene after the wreckage was found.

The search for the two men, believed to be from the London area, involved Prestwick, Tarbert and Campbeltown coastguard teams and Tighnabruaich and Arran lifeboats.

An extensive search by police, coastguard and lifeboat services, which led to the recovery of the men’s bodies.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the search was stood down on Thursday night following the discovery.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “The bodies of the men have now been formally identified and they can be named as Anthony Woodward, 62 and Robert Archer, 57.

“Relatives are aware. A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”

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