Pilot dies after plane crashes into field next to Rag’n’Bone Man’s home

Ellie Harrison
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Rag'n'Bone Man in February 2020: Rex Features
Rag'n'Bone Man in February 2020: Rex Features

A pilot has died after crashing his plane into a field next to Rag’n’Bone Man’s country home.

Emergency services rushed to the scene after the light aircraft burst into flames approximately 300 yards from the singer’s home near Heathfield, East Sussex, on Tuesday morning (4 August).

The victim died instantly and is yet to be named.

Sussex Police said: “The pilot of a light aircraft sadly died when his plane crashed near Heathfield on Tuesday morning. The aircraft came down in open ground.

“Emergency services were called to the scene off Herrings Lane at 11.01AM where the aircraft had caught fire after crashing.

“Unfortunately, the pilot is believed to have died instantly. His next-of-kin have been advised.”

The Independent has contacted Rag’n’Bone Man’s representatives for comment.

Rag’n’Bone Man rose to fame 2016 with his first hit single, “Human”. In 2017 he won the British Breakthrough Act award and Critics’ Choice Award at the Brits.

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