Pilot dies after his plane crashes at airfield in Beccles, Suffolk

ITV News Anglia pictures show emergency services gathered on the runway Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has died after his plane crashed at an airfield in north Suffolk, police have confirmed.

Officers said the man died as a result of the crash and no-one else was on board the plane.

The plane was attempting to land at the time of the incident.

Emergency services were called to Ellough Airfield near Beccles just after 2pm.

Fire engines from across the county, along with the police and ambulance service were sent to the scene and remained there late into the night.

Eyewitness reports suggest the plane hit the runway twice trying to land before veering off into a nearby field of oilseed rape.

Wreckage of the plane can be seen in a nearby field Credit: ITV Anglia News

A witness living in the area told ITV News Anglia they had seen a huge response from the emergency services.

It is understood 11 emergency vehicles were sent the scene.

Emergency services lining the runway at Ellough Credit: ITV News Anglia

An area of the airfield has been cordoned off while officers deal with the incident and the Air Accident Investigation Branch has been informed.

Next of kin have been informed.