Glasgow & West Scotland

Two people injured in Isle of Bute light aircraft crash

Emergency services at the scene
A Royal Navy Sea King helicopter attended the scene of the crash

Two people have been seriously injured when a light aircraft crashed on the Isle of Bute.

The plane came down near the airstrip at Kingarth in the south of the island at about 15:45 on Saturday.

Emergency services and a Royal Navy helicopter from Prestwick attended.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said one person has been taken to hospital on the island while the other has been airlifted to Glasgow's Southern General.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service had three fire engines at the scene and police said investigations into the circumstances of the incident were at an early stage.

It was believed the plane came down about 1km from the airstrip.