Tributes have been paid to a couple from Newport-on-Tay in Fife who died when their plane crashed in Argyll on Saturday.
Engineer David Rous (28) and his 37-year-old wife Margaret-Ann Maclean, a doctor, were flying from Dundee to spend the weekend with family on Tiree when the accident
Investigations are continuing into how the couple’s PA28 Piper Cherokee light aircraft crashed into a remote hillside at Beinn man Lus, Glen Kinglass, above Loch Etive south of Oban.
The plane went off radar at 1.50pm and a huge air, land and sea search for the missing aircraft led to the discovery of the couple’s bodies just over six hours later.
Following the discovery of the wreckage, specialist officers have remained at the scene in the Beinn nan Lus area of Glen Kinglass and inquiries are continuing into the cause of the accident.
Dr Maclean’s sister Joanne, who lives on the isle of Tiree with her mother Catriona, paid tribute to her sister on social media.
She posted on Facebook: “Today has been the hardest day of my life, I love you Minnie xxxx”
She also thanked friends and family for their sympathy messages.
“Thank you all for the heartfelt messages, phone calls and visits,” she wrote. “We appreciate your thoughts at this heartbreaking time xx.”
Trish Sime, a patient of Dr Maclean, who worked at Stobswell Medical Centre in Dundee, posted on the Fife Herald facebook page: ‘Fantastic GP to me and my family. So very sad. Thought’s are with family, and her colleagues. Rip X’.
Another patient, Kerry Fyffe, said: ‘My GP .... Such a lovely woman! So very sad’ while Lesley Morgan posted: ‘My parents’ GP, so supportive to the family when my father was very ill last year, So very sad. x’