An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of an experienced pilot following a plane crash off the east coast of Anglesey.
Professor David Last was flying a light Cessna aircraft when it disappeared near Puffin Island on 25th November. His body was found by divers eighteen days later following a major search operation.
The plane was on a return flight from the Great Orme in Llandudno to Caernarfon Airport when it lost radar contact.
Professor Last (79), who lived in Llanfairfechan, was a retired Bangor University lecturer and a former president of the Royal Institute of Navigation. His family described him as ”an experienced, instrument-rated pilot”.
North West Wales coroner Dewi Pritchard Jones told the hearing in Caernarfon that he was awaiting the results of a post-mortem examination on Professor Last. An air accident investigation into the crash is also continuing.
The hearing was adjourned until a later date.