Plane crash kills pilot near Sibson Airfield

The crashed plane
Image caption The plane crashed in a field after reportedly flying into an electricity pylon

A pilot has died in a plane crashed close to the A1 in Cambridgeshire, after reportedly flying into an electricity pylon.

Police received reports at about 14:15 BST that a light aircraft had crashed near Sibson Airfield at Waternewton.

A spokesman for East of England Ambulance Service said it was thought a plane flew into an electricity pylon.

The spokesman said the A1 had been closed in both directions following concerns about the safety of the pylon.

Police said the road was expected to remain closed until midday on Saturday.

He added: "The scene of the crash has been cordoned off and the Air Accident Investigation Branch has been informed."

Police said the male pilot was the only person on board the light aircraft.

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