Aircraft crashes just after take off at London aerodrome

A man is trapped inside of a plane that crashed at an airfield in Upminster.

Emergency services were called to the incident at Damyns Hall aerodrome at around 12.09pm today.

Six fire engines were called to the scene with around 40 firefighters.

A woman was rescued from the plane and crews are still trying to rescue the other man involved in the crash.

It is reported that they both suffered minor injuries including broken ankles.

Crews from Hornchurch, Wennington, East Ham and Dagenham were called to the incident.

Last year a pilot sustained serious injuries after crashing during a training session with a display team at the aerodrome.

Station Commander Jeremy Davies, who is at the scene, said: ‘Firefighters are working with partners to release a man trapped inside a lightweight aircraft near the aerodrome.

‘Crews have released a woman who is being treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews.’

A Met Police spokesperson said: ‘Police were called at 12.12hrs today to reports of a light aircraft that crashed shortly after take-off, in the area of Aveley Road, Upminster.

‘We and LAS are in attendance. A man & a woman were located. Neither assessed as having life-changing or life-threatening injuries.’

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: ‘We were called today (Tuesday 4) at 12.06pm to reports of an incident at the aerodrome in Aveley Road, Upminster.

‘We sent numerous resources to the scene including three ambulances, a medic in a response car, two incident response officers and members of our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART).

‘We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.

‘We treated a man and woman at the scene and took them to hospital.’

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