A large emergency response has been spotted at the scene of an aircraft crash in Shoreham.

Emergency services were called to the incident shortly before 12.45pm in Mill Hill, roughly one and a half miles away from Shoreham Airport.

It is not yet known whether the aircraft, believed to be a Cessna, departed from the airport or was attempting to land there.

Several vehicles from the fire service, including two fire engines, were seen at the crash site, along with an ambulance and a police car.

Firefighters and a police officer were also seen close to the aircraft, which ended up lying nose-down in a field after the crash.

Some damage was visible to the plane’s undercarriage and possibly to one of the aircraft’s wheels.

The Argus: The aircraft crashed in a field in Shoreham earlier this afternoonThe aircraft crashed in a field in Shoreham earlier this afternoon (Image: Sussex News and Pictures)

A spokeswoman for West Sussex Fire and Rescue said: “At 12.39pm, we were called to a light aircraft incident at Mill Hill, Shoreham.

“Joint Fire Control sent fire engines from Shoreham and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service to the scene, as well as a heavy rescue tender from Worthing and an off-road vehicle from Storrington.

“Firefighters worked alongside the South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb) and Sussex Police to make the scene safe.”

The fire service has urged the public to avoid the area while emergency services continue to deal with the incident.

Secamb and Shoreham Airport have been approached for comment.