THREE Welsh RNLI lifeboats remain on standby as the search for a missing plane off Anglesey continues today (Tuesday.)

RNLI lifeboats were launched yesterday afternoon (November 25) to assist in the search for a Cessna aircraft last seen two miles north east of Penmon, Anglesey.

Beaumaris' Atlantic 85 lifeboat launched at 1.15pm, Moelfre’s Tamar class all-weather lifeboat launched at 1.20pm, the Llandudno volunteer crew were paged at 2.14pm and launched their Shannon class lifeboat to assist in the search.

The volunteer crews carried out an extensive searches of an area around Penmon and were joined by Coastguard teams from Penmon and Bangor. The Coastguard helicopter was also scrambled.

All the volunteer crews spent many hours conducting a detailed search, with Beaumaris RNLI crew first to return to station, followed by Llandudno’s Shannon just after 9.30pm. The Moelfre RNLI crew returned to station just after 10pm last night.

A spokesperson said: "No request was made to launch this morning, but the volunteer crews are ready to assist should they be required."