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Pilot killed in Troutbeck plane crash

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 Cumbria Police spokesman said: “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.”

A Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “At 14:48 hours on 11th October 2020, three fire engines and the water bowser and supporting fire engine were mobilised to Troutbeck area following reports of a light aircraft crash.

“This was a fatal incident.

“Fire crews assisted ambulance and police and remained at scene around two hours.”

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