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Emergency services are at the scene of a light plane crash in East Sussex.

The aircraft is reported to have come down on open ground north of Heathfield at 11.01am on Tuesday.

Firefighters from multiple stations were called out just minutes later and extinguished a fire.

Upon arrival they found a small aircraft that had crashed into a field, the fire service confirmed.

Police and ambulance services are currently at the scene.

Information on any injuries is not yet available, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service told the PA news agency.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has confirmed it is looking into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A spokesperson said: “The AAIB has sent a team to investigate an accident involving a light aircraft which crashed this morning near Heathfield, East Sussex.”

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said: “Emergency services are responding to a light plane that has crashed at Herring Lane, north of Heathfield.

“The aircraft was reported to have come down on open ground at 11.01am on Tuesday August 4.

“There are no further details at present.”

The South East Coast Ambulance Service confirmed that “a number of resources” were sent to the scene.

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