UPDATE: Police unaware what caused light aircraft to crash in field near Sheffield

The scene at Summerley Road, Apperknowle. Picture: Dan Hayes.

The scene at Summerley Road, Apperknowle. Picture: Dan Hayes.

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Police say they don't yet know what caused a light aircraft to crash near Sheffield this afternoon which has left one person injured.

At around 2pm, Derbyshire Police tweeted that a small plane had crashed at Summerley Road, near Summerley Airfield, in Apperknowle.

They revealed that one person had been injured in the crash and that the surrounding roads had been closed.

Speaking at the scene, DCI Darren De'ath, on call leading investigator, said a 'light aircraft' came down in a field.

He added: "There was a single occupant within the light aircraft. "It would appear the plane was due to land.

"We don't yet know the cause of the crash.

"We're now about to start a joint investigation with the Civil Aviation Authority, who are en route to the scene."

A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesman said emergency services were called to the incident at around 1pm.

The spokesman added: "We believe there is one person injured at this time and surrounding roads have been closed.

"Witnesses or anyone with information should call us on 101."

Eyewitnesses have reported a heavy emergency services presence in the village, which is in between Chesterfield and Sheffield.

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