A pilot has been killed in an aircraft crash near Chipping Norton.

Police, paramedics and fire crews were called to the scene off the A44 following the crash shortly before 3.05pm on Tuesday.

The Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) has been informed and is currently at scene to investigate. 

Superintendent Jen Hogben, LPA Commander for Cherwell and West Oxfordshire, said: “We are on scene following this incident, and very sadly the male pilot of the plane has died. 

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“The man’s next of kin have been informed and our thoughts remain with them at this very difficult time and we will be supporting them.

“No one else was injured following this incident.

“We would ask members of the public to please avoid the area to assist us in conducting an investigation. 

"A road closure is in place on the B4022, just off the A44, we would thank local residents for their co-operation and would apologies for any inconvenience.

“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.

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“We would kindly ask members of the public not to upload images of the incident to social media out of respect to those involved.

“We will not be providing a further update this evening. An investigation is ongoing which will continue and we will update further when appropriate.”

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."