Search for missing microlight aircraft stood down temporarily due to weather conditions

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A search for a missing microlight aircraft off the Northern Ireland coast has been stood down temporarily because of heavy fog.

The plane took off from Derry airport yesterday with two people on board, heading for Scotland.

The alarm was raised at around 8: 30 last night and a major air and sea search was launched.

The Coastguard says they're monitoring the weather carefully and will resume the operation as soon as possible.

Joe Downdall is part of the North West Mountain rescue team: