THE search for the missing pilot whose aircraft disappeared off radar near Puffin Island will continue today (Tuesday).

North Wales Police confirmed that no passengers were on board the Cessna which vanished at 12.47pm, near Penmon, on Monday.

Police family liaison officers are currently supporting the family of the pilot.

The plane had set off from Caernarfon Airport some 25 minutes before it disappeared to fly to the Great Orme in Llandudno.

It was on its way back when it lost contact.

According to data from, a Cessna light aircraft making the same route at the time given by police and the Coastguard descended near the uninhabited Puffin Island before it disappeared.

The search was suspended at around 10pm, on Monday.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: "The search will continue in the morning, we have no further information at this time."

The HM Coastguard co-ordinated Monday's operation which saw the search and rescue helicopter from Caernarfon search the area, as well as Coastguard Rescue Teams from Penmon and Bangor and a Senior Coastguard Operations Officer.

The RNLI lifeboats from Beaumaris, Moelfre and Llandudno also assisted.

On Monday night Chief Inspector Essi Ahari said North Wales Police had supported the HM Coastguard in a search for a light aircraft that was flying from Caernarfon Airport to the Great Orme in Llandudno and back this afternoon.

"The aircraft had one pilot on board and no other passengers and family liaison officers are supporting the missing pilot’s family”.

"The incident is ongoing and we have no further information at this time."

The force said in an earlier statement it had received a phone call at 12.59pm reporting a "possible crash" involving a light aircraft.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said in a statement: "The AAIB has sent a team to investigate an accident involving a light aircraft that occurred near Beaumaris, Gwynedd, Wales."

A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesperson said: "

"The search for a missing pilot, whose light aircraft lost radar contact yesterday afternoon (25 November) near Puffin Island Anglesey, continues this morning.

"Coastguard Rescue Teams from Llandudno, Bangor, Penmon, Moelfre and Cemaes, and the HM Coastguard fixed wing aircraft are searching the area along with North Wales Police.

"The Air Accident Investigation Branch has been informed and specialist police officers are supporting the family.

"We have no further information at this time."