Pilot in fatal Scotland salmon farm crash named

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The pilot who died at the scene of a helicopter crash in Scotland has been named.

Peter Clunas, 59, was the only occupant of the helicopter, which was contracted to the Scottish Salmon Company at the time of the crash.

Peter Clunas. PHOTO Provided by the Clunas family.

The pilot from the firm PDG Aviation Services died after his AS350 Squirrel aircraft crashed into Loch Scadavay loch in North Uist whilst carrying out work at a fish farm around around 10.15am on Wednesday. He was from Newburgh in Aberdeenshire, police have said.

His family has thanked the emergency services for their efforts at the scene of the accident.

Mr Clunas’ family said he was a larger than life character who loved flying.

In a statement on the BBC news website, his family said: “He will be missed by all who knew him.”

He leaves a partner Angela and two sons Alasdair and Bob from his previous marriage to Jane.