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Man dies in cliff plane crash

The pilot of a light aircraft has died after it crashed into a cliff near RAF Portreath in North Cornwall. The plane had earlier taken off from Perranporth Flying Club before the crash, which happened just after 4pm. No-one else was on board.

The aircraft caught fire after striking the cliff edge near a potato field. Police and fire crews are at the scene. It's believed the male pilot came from St Austell.

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