Emergency services attend fatal East Sussex plane crash

Generic Police Image

Emergency services are at the scene of a light aircraft crash near Heathfield, East Sussex.

The aircraft reportedly crashed on open ground just after 11am this morning.

East Sussex Rire and Rescue confirmed they were attending the scene and had extinguished a fire on arrical.

Sussex Police also confirmed “Emergency services are responding to a light plane that has crashed at Herring Lane, north of Heathfield.”

The pilot has been killed in the accident and was reportedly the only one on board aircraft which is believed to be an Ultralight.

The Air Accidents Investigation Board (AAIB) has confirmed it is investigating.