Two dead in Essex light aircraft crash

Essex police say 2 people have died after a light aircraft came down in a field.

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Second man who died in light aircraft crash is named

A second man who died in an aircraft crash on the A414 near Chelmsford on Saturday afternoon has been named.

50-year-old Andrew Sully, a British Airways officer died alongside 29-year-old Simon Chamberlain when their aircraft crashed into a field near Cooksmill Green after leaving North Weald airfield.

Staff at the airfield say they are shocked and saddened at the loss of two very close friends.

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Two killed in light aircraft crash should be named today

Two dead after plane crash lands in field after "aerobatics". Credit: Essex Fire And Rescue

Two men who died when their light aircraft crashed into a field and burst into flames are expected to be named today.

The accident happened in a field near Cooksmill Green on the A414 near Chelmsford on Saturday afternoon.

Eye witnesses reported seeing the plane doing aerobatics before crashing.

The plane had taken off from the nearby North Weald airfield.

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Aircraft crash's pilot and passenger confirmed dead

Two men have been confirmed to have died after their light aircraft crashed into a field in a rural area of Essex.

Essex Police said the Yak 52 aircraft's pilot and passenger, both from Essex, were killed after the plane flew out from North Weald airfield.

A spokeswoman said the aircraft was seen to be in difficulties before crashing into a field off the A414 at around 2.55pm.

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