A light aircraft crashed near a Grade II listed property in Essex on Monday morning, killing a man in his 70s.
Around 9.20 am, the event happened in Pebmarsh, close to Halstead, close to the historically significant Stanley Hall.
First responders discovered the guy deceased at the site, according to an update from Essex Police.
He was the only person on the plane.
Just before 9.30am, police responded to calls along with the ambulance service and Essex Fire and Rescue Service.
To determine the facts behind this occurrence, officers are collaborating with detectives from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch, according to Essex Police.
“A road closure will be in place overnight in the area while these inquiries are ongoing.”
A neighbouring resident told the BBC that she saw the plane crash and heard a loud noise. It had been moving southwesterly at the time.
The incident is still under investigation, according to Essex Police.
According to an Essex County Fire and Rescue spokesman, at 9.22 this morning, they were called to an incident on Pebmarsh Road in Halstead.
When they arrived, firemen discovered a small aircraft on fire.
The fire was put out immediately by Colchester, Halstead, and Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service firefighters.
The police were notified of the event.
The incident number for the 21st of August is 270, and anybody with information or CCTV is encouraged to phone Essex Police at (201-) 101 and mention it.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn