Lone pilot dies in Lake District light aircraft crash

A pilot has died has been killed in a plane crash in the Lake District.

Police confirmed the sole pilot was pronounced dead at the scene earlier today.

The man, who has not been named was flying the light aircraft north of Troutbeck on Sunday afternoon.

A cordon has been setup in the area as officers launch an investigation.

A Cumbria Police spokesperson said: “Emergency services including police responded following a report at about 2.50pm today (October 11) 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.”