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One dead after plane crashes into a tree before landing in a pond

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17:14 GMT, 8 December 2012

One person was killed when a light aircraft crashed into a tree in a village today, police said.

Emergency services went to the scene after a member of the public called police reporting that the plane had come down at Aldham near Hadleigh, Suffolk.

After hitting the tree, the plane became submerged in a pond.

The plane came down in the village of Aldham near Hadleigh, Suffolk, this afternoon

The plane came down in the village of Aldham near Hadleigh, Suffolk, this afternoon

It was not immediately clear whether there were any further casualties.

Air accident investigators are on their way to the scene.

An area around the location has been cordoned off, and police, fire and ambulance emergency services remain at the scene.

Details of the aircraft, pilot and any other persons on board are unknown.

An Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) spokesman said: 'The AAIB is aware of the incident and has sent a team to investigate the light aircraft accident near Ipswich.'