Derby

Summerley Airfield crash: Pilot dies in small plane crash

Summerley Airfield from the air Image copyright Google
Image caption The aircraft crashed near Summerley Airfield, visible in this image as a light green strip

The pilot of a small aircraft has died after it crashed into the ground near an airfield in Derbyshire.

Emergency services received reports the plane had crashed near Summerley Airfield at about 13:00 BST.

Police, fire and ambulance crews have all been at the site, which is near Summerley Road in the village of Apperknowle.

Officers said the pilot was the only person on board the aircraft at the time.

Surrounding roads have been closed and any eyewitnesses have been urged to call 101 by police.

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