Man killed in light aircraft cliff crash in Cornwall
A man has died after a light aircraft crashed into cliffs in north Cornwall.
The aircraft left Perranporth Flying Club at about 16:10 BST and crashed near RAF Portreath a few minutes later, police said.
The pilot was the only person on board the plane, which was on fire when emergency services arrived.
A police spokesman said the pilot was believed to have been from the St Austell area. No-one else is believed to have been hurt in the crash.
A major rescue operation was launched involving a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose, Devon and Cornwall Police, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service and Falmouth Coastguards.
The crash is being investigated by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB).