A major land and sea search for a microlight that disappeared on a flight from Derry, Northern Ireland to Scotland resumed at dawn this morning.The search was launched on Thursday evening when the microlight aircraft, was reported overdue.
The flight took off from the City of Derry airport and had been tracking towards Stranraer.
The air, land and sea search resumed when the morning fog lifted on Friday.
A fixed wing aircraft and the Irish Coastguard search and rescue helicopter are involved.
Coastguard search teams are carrying out a shore search while RNLI Inshore and seagoing lifeboats are patrolling the North Channel. HM Coastguard issued May day messages as a result all shipping in the area diverted to join the search.
The Northern Ireland North West Mountain Rescue Team is also assisting the operation.
Sources BBC Foyle, PA, CNS
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