Tragedy as man dies in Lake District plane crash

A man has died after a plan crash in the Lake District over the weekend.

The man, who has not been named, had been piloting a light aircraft that was flying over Cumbria on Sunday afternoon (October 11).

The plane he was piloting then crashed in the Troutbeck area at around 2.50pm.

Emergency services including officers from Cumbria Police were rushed to the scene where the pilot was pronounced dead at the scene.

A cordon has now been put in place around the crash site with Air Accidents Investigation Branch contacted for an investigation to take place.

A statement from Cumbria Police on Sunday said: “Emergency services including police responded following a report at about 2.50pm today that a light aircraft had crashed north of Troutbeck, between Keswick and Penrith.

“The single occupant of the aircraft, a man, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

“There were no other casualties.

“The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been contacted and a cordon put in place around the site.”

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