Missing plane in Scotland.

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The plane is believed to be a PA.32 Saratoga. I don't think yesterday was a good day for flying in Scotland.:( http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7332294.stm The search was called off last night due to severe weather. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7332901.stm
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Not a day I would have chosen to fly a light single over that area, but doubtless he had his reasons. Whatever they were, they don't seem that important now I'd guess. Sympathy. Moggy

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It was indeed a Saratoga From Wolverhampton (HG) The pilot was apparently leaving UK to set up new home in USA routing via Iceland, Greenland, Goose Bay etc I agree with Newforest not cleared for flying in known icing conditions
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A friend of mine, who flies gliders, was skiing at the time, and (as did everyone else on the slopes) heard the plane go over. He & his party realised it was dangerously low, & were astonished that anyone would fly in such weather (snowing heavily enough that skiing was difficult), & commented on it to each other. He subsequently realised that must have been only a few seconds before the crash. They didn't hear the crash, perhaps because of the snow muffling sound. One comment was "flying through the Cairngorms at 4000 feet in near-zero visibility probably wasn't the cleverest thing to do".