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The coastguard and helicopter search and rescue team are scouring the region for signs of the missing aircraft. WikiCommons

A major search is underway after a light aircraft, with two people on board disappeared in Argyll.

The plane lost radar contact around 1.50pm over Glen Kinglass. It is feared that the plane crashed near Loch Etive, around 30 miles east of Oban.

A search and rescue team including the coastguard, helicopters and the police are currently on the scene searching for the missing light aircraft which was travelling from central Scotland to Tiree.

A spokesman for Oban Lifeboat Station confirmed that there had been a report of a plane disappearing behind hills over the Loch and said that a search has been carried out by a lifeboat.

"Someone made the report and we have been searching the Loch but nothing has been found and the boat is now returning," said the spokesman.

A spokesman for Police Scotland added: "The initial report may have been a complete mis-sighting. At this stage we don't know much but if there is no plane in the Loch it ceases to be a coastguard operation."

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency earlier said that three coastguard teams had been sent to the scene.

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