A pilot has died in a horror air crash at a car festival organised by TV star Chris Evans in Cheshire today.

News of the death came just a few hours after the crash happened.

Images from the scene, at Carfest North at Oulton Park, show plumes of smoke rising from a field close to a wooded area just after 2pm.

Posting to Twitter just moments after the crash, CarFest said: “We are sad to announce there has been a serious air incident off site at CarFest North. The emergency services are in attendance.”

After seeing the incident, one Twitter user said: “Feel sick. I just witnessed a plane crash at CarFest. Literally flew over my head and blew up on a ball of flames in a field.”

Source: Oulton Park Carfest plane crash: Pilot confirmed dead after display jet crashes at festival – Mirror Online