The pilot died after the plane crashed in Cumbria

A pilot has died after a plane crashed north of Cumbria Troutbeck (above) around 2.30pm on Sunday, police have confirmed.

The pilot died when his light aircraft crashed in the district hills of the lake

  • A pilot dies after his light aircraft crashed north of Troutbeck in Cumbria
  • Emergency services were at the scene around 2.30pm on Sunday
  • A cordon has been set up around the scene, Cumbria police confirmed
  • The pilot was the only person on board and no other casualties were reported

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

Emergency services arrived at the scene around 2.30pm after the plane crashed north of Troutbeck between Casswick and Penrith in Cumbria.

Police were flying the plane, he was pronounced dead at the scene, police confirmed.

The passenger pilot was the only person on the plane and there were no other casualties in the crash.

A pilot has died after a plane crashed north of Cumbria Troutbeck (above) around 2.30pm on Sunday, police have confirmed.

Troutback is a village in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria and is located three miles north of the town of Windermere.

A cordon has been placed around the scene, Cumbria police said in a statement on Sunday evening.

The statement read: ‘Emergency services, including police, responded to reports that a light aircraft had crashed north of Troutback between Caswick and Penrith at 2.30pm today (October 11).

The sole pilot of the plane, one was pronounced dead at the scene.

‘There were no more casualties.

‘The plane crash investigation branch has been contacted and a cordon has been placed around the site.’

No further details about the victim or the incident have been confirmed at this stage.

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