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Search operation after light aircraft disappears from radar

A search operation is under way after a light aircraft disappeared from radar contact in the Puffin Island area of North Wales.

A Coastguard helicopter from Caernarfon as well as rescue teams from Penmon and Bangor have been sent following a report that the aircraft had gone missing at around 12.47pm.

RNLI lifeboats from Beaumaris, Moelfre and Llandudno, as well as officers from North Wales Police, are also involved in the search.

It has not been confirmed how many people were on board the aircraft.

North Wales Police said it received a call at 12.59pm reporting a possible crash involving a light aircraft in the Penmon area.

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