Pilot dies in hospital after plane crashes in UK field as cops ask for help

A pilot has died in hospital after a light aircraft crashed in a field in west Oxfordshire.

The horror incident happened near the A44 by Enstone at around 3pm today (August 22).

Not details have been made public about what happened or who the pilot was, but his family has been informed.

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Thames Valley Police confirmed that they are working with fire and ambulance crews, as well as Air Accidents Investigation Branch staff to find out what happened and are on the scene.

Superintendent Jen Hogben said: “No-one else was injured following this incident.

“A road closure is in place on the B4022, just off the A44, we would thank local residents for their cooperation and would apologise for any inconvenience.”

The force has asked for witnesses to the crash to come forward.

The crash site was spotted on Twitter/X by @ImCharlieBrown who tweeted a picture of it from a nearby road, stating that it was near Enstone Airfield.

It is not known whether or not the airfield was the final destination of the light aircraft, nor has its starting location been made public.

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And Chief Inspector James Sullivan Deputy LPA Commander for Cherwell and West Oxfordshire said: “If anyone has witnessed this incident or has any footage or photographs that will assist with the investigation, we would ask them to please contact us either online or by calling 101 quoting reference 1358 of 22082023.

“We would kindly ask that members of the public do not post footage or photos of the scene or incident on social media.”

No further comment has been made by officials about the man who died.

An Air Accident Investigations Branch spokesperson said: "We have been made aware of an incident in Enstone, and deployed a team which will shortly begin its investigation.”

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