SDLP East Antrim councillor Margaret has responded to the news that debris have been found off the County Antrim Coast as the search continues for passengers of a missing microlight aircraft which took off from Derry City airport on Thursday but failed to arrive in Scotland.
She said: “This latest development will certainly add to the anxiety of the family and friends of those who went missing on this aircraft.
“The discovery of aircraft debris will lead them to fear the worst and our thoughts are with them at this time.
“On behalf of the community, I would like to express our gratitude to the RLNI, the Irish coastguard and the Community Rescue Service who continue in their search to find the missing.
“As always they have acted with professionalism and dedication in a desperate situation and when conditions were against them.”