A pilot has been killed after his light aircraft crashed in the Lake District on Sunday afternoon.

The aircraft crashed in the hills north of Troutbeck, between Keswick and Penrith, in Cumbria.

Emergency services attended the scene at around 2.50pm in the afternoon.

The pilot of the aircraft was pronounced dead at the scene, Cumbria Police have confirmed.

He was the sole person onboard the aircraft and there were no other casualties involved in the crash.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been contacted in regards to the crash.

Cumbria Police said a cordon has been put in place around the site of the tragedy.

The aircraft crashed north of Troutbeck, between Keswick and Penrith, in Cumbria
The aircraft crashed north of Troutbeck, between Keswick and Penrith, in Cumbria

"Emergency services including police responded following a report at about 2.50pm today (October 11) that a light aircraft had crashed north of Troutbeck, between Keswick and Penrith," a statement said.

"The single occupant of the aircraft, a man, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

"There were no other casualties.

"The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been contacted and a cordon put in place around the site."

Troutbeck is a village in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, and is located three miles north of Windermere town.

No other details about the identity of the pilot or the circumstances of the crash have been released.

It's unknown what the make and model of the crashed light aircraft was.

The tragedy comes just a day after five people were killed in France after two tourist aircraft collided in mid-air on Saturday afternoon.

A ULM (ultralight two-person plane) crashed into a tourist plane at about 4:45pm local time in Loches, Indre-et-Loire.

Troutbeck is a village in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria

Both occupants of the ULM and three passengers in the tourist plane were killed.

The fatal collision happened in the air over the entrance to the small city, on the Châteauroux side.

One aircraft crashed into a fence of a house, while the second landed several hundred metres away in an uninhabited area on the outskirts of Loches, according to local authorities.