Police recover bodies of Newport couple

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Police Scotland have officially confirmed that they have recovered the bodies of the Newport-on-Tay couple who died when their light aircraft crashed on Saturday.

David Rous, 28, and his wife Dr Margaret-Ann Maclean, 37, were travelling in a Piper Cherokee aircraft flying between Dundee and Tiree when it crashed near Loch Etive.

Detective Chief Inspector Bob Frew, from the SCD Major Investigations Team, who is leading the investigation, said: “The remains of the two people on board have now been recovered and their families have been informed.

“Formal identification is expected to take place within the next few days.

“Our family liaison officers are working closely with both families involved and will continue to support them throughout this difficult time.”

He added: “Police Scotland would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members of the public who called us on 101 to provide information regarding this incident.

“We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to the Oban Mountain Rescue team and all our partner agencies that have assisted in the search and recovery operation so far.

“Our teams will continue working to recover the physical parts of the aircraft over the coming days.

“Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact police via the non-emergency number 101.”