Pilot killed after plane crashes in hills in horror Lake District incident

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A pilot has been killed after his light aircraft crashed in the Lake District on Sunday afternoon.

The aircraft crashed in the hills north of Troutbeck, between Keswick and Penrith, in Cumbria.

Emergency services attended the scene at around 2.50pm and the pilot of the aircraft was pronounced as dead at the scene, police have confirmed.

He was the sole person onboard the aircraft and there were no other casualties involved in the crash.

Cumbria Police said a cordon has been put in place around the site of the tragedy.

"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," a statement said.

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"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."

No other details about the identity of the pilot or the circumstances of the crash have been released.

Troutbeck is a village in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, and is located three miles north of Windermere town.

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