– A Ministry of Defence spokesman
MoD can confirm that two RAF personnel were killed following an avalanche in the Cairngorms yesterday.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those who have lost their lives. Next of kin have been informed.
We would ask the media to respect the privacy of the families concerned at this difficult time.
The Ministry of Defence says two of the three people who died after an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands were RAF personnel. Rimon Than, 33, a squadron leader and Flight Lieutenant Fran Capps, 32, were two of the victims.