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Search after small plane disappears

A major search took place today in Shropshire after a small plane went missing in the Highey area.

A member of the public rang the police just after 11am, reporting what was believed to be a light aircraft in difficulty in the Billingsley area of Bridgnorth.

Emergency services attended along with the National Police Air Service (NPAS).

A spokeswoman for West Mercia Police said airports and flying clubs had been contacted to to establish whether any aircraft had gone missing.

But she added that no wreckage had been recovered and there have been no further reports or sightings.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, three paramedic officers, the Hazardous Area Response Team and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the area to search.

Despite an extensive search along the B4363, nothing was found and the officially ‘stand down’ was given shortly after 3.00pm.

Based on the initial information, it was important that a full search of the area was completed.

– Spokesman, West Midlands Ambulance Service