A PILOT has died after an aircraft plunged from the sky and crashed into a field in the Scottish Highlands.
Emergency services raced to the scene after the gyrocopter came down near Avoch, in the Black Isle on the Moray Firth coast.
A helicopter has crashed in a field in MorayCredit: Northpix
Emergency services are at the sceneCredit: Northpix
Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service both confirmed they were called out at around 12.55pm.
Fire crews have four appliances at the scene, next to Easter Bennetsfield Farm and Rosehaugh Estate, currently.
And emergency services have sadly confirmed that the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft has died in the cash.
Chief Inspector Jamie Wilson, local area commander, said: “Around 12.55pm on Thursday, 12 November, 2020, emergency services attended a report of a gyrocopter having crashed in a field near Avoch.
“A man, the pilot and sole occupant of the gyrocopter, was pronounced dead at the scene. His family are aware.
“Enquiries into the incident are ongoing in conjunction with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.”
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 12.55pm on Thursday, November 12 to an incident involving a light aircraft between Inverness and Fortrose, Highland.
“Operations Control mobilised four appliances to the scene to assist emergency services partners.
“Firefighters remain in attendance.”
An ambulance spokesperson said: “We received a call today at 1256 hours to attend an incident near Avoch.
“We dispatched two ambulances, a manager, a community responder and the PICT team from Inverness to the scene.”
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