Sunday 25 February 2018

Newlyweds on way to surprise family killed when private plane crashed into hill

Margaret Ann Rous and David Rous
Margaret Ann Rous and David Rous
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A newlywed couple who were travelling to visit their family for Easter were killed when their light aircraft crashed into a hillside in bad weather in Scotland.

GP Margaret Ann Rous (37) and her husband David Rous (a 28-year-old engineer) died on their way from Dundee to visit their relatives on the Hebridean isle of Tiree on Saturday.

Search and rescue teams attended the scene when the couple's Piper Cherokee disappeared from radio contact in bad weather conditions in Argyll.

The wreckage was discovered at approximately 8pm on Saturday night.

Family and friends have paid tribute to the couple on social media, the young woman's sister describing the day as "the hardest in her life".

Writing about Black Eyed Peas’ song Meet Me Halfway, Margaret Ann Rous’ sister Johann Maclean wrote on Facebook: “Big sister, it's our song, I am going to sing this to you everyday for the rest of my life!

Margaret Ann Rous and David Rous
Margaret Ann Rous and David Rous

"You were my absolute rock, and I promise to meet you halfway one day! Today has been the hardest day of my life, I love you Minnie."

The young woman also thanked friends and family for their messages of support.

A doctor on the island of Tiree described Mrs Rous as "gorgeous in every way".

"She became a much-loved GP in Dundee and I have no doubt that she was a wonderful doctor with her charm and great empathy,” he told the Irish Daily Mirror. “

She immediately touched the hearts of everyone who came into contact with her.”

BBC News report that an investigation is currently underway to establish the cause of the crash.

Police said: “Specialist officers are at the scene and every effort is being made to recover the victims, investigate the circumstances then remove the wreckage of the plane.

“However, the area is very remote and the crash site extensive and as such it will take a considerable amount of time to complete our work.”

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