The pilot of a light aircraft which crashed in Co Waterford this afternoon has died.

The plane took off from Waterford Airport shortly before 4pm.

It crashed into trees in a field around 5km from Dungarvan. 

Gardaí say the pilot was elderly and not from the local area.

The scene, around 200 metres from the main Dungarvan-Waterford road, remains preserved.

No-one else was on board the plane at the time.