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Man who died after Isle of Bute plane crash named

Thomas McGowan
Thomas McGowan died in hospital

A man who died after a light aircraft crashed on the Isle of Bute at the weekend has been named by police.

Thomas McGowan, 63, from Stonehouse in Lanarkshire was airlifted to hospital after the plane came down near the airstrip at Kingarth on Saturday.

He died on Sunday morning. The other person on board, a 52-year-old man, was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital and remains in a critical condition.

The cause of the crash is being probed. Police Scotland appealed for witnesses.

Officers were keen to hear from anyone with video or mobile phone footage which may help with the inquiry.

A spokesman said they were working closely with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB).

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