The pilot flying the light aircraft has died of his injuries
The light aircraft, which had no other passengers on board, smashed into the ground at around 1pm on Sunday.
Emergency services rushed to the scene in Apperknowle, Derbyshire, after the mangled plane was found near Summerley Airfield.
Despite initially claiming that the unnamed person had only suffered injuries in the crash, police later announced that the pilot had died.
A statement from Derbyshire Police said: "A pilot has died after a light aircraft crashed into a field at Apperknowle.
"Emergency services were called to Summerley Road at 1pm following reports that an aircraft had crashed.
"The pilot, who was the only person in the plane at the time, died of his injuries.
Roads around the scene of the crash remain closed
A pilot has died after a light aircraft crashed into a field
"The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has sent a team to the site.
"Roads around the incident remain closed.
"Anyone with information should call us on 101."
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Police are still unsure what caused the crash
Speaking from the scene on Sunday, Detective Inspector Darren De'Ath, of Derbyshire Police, said: "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."