Family pay tribute to Essex aircraft crash victim

The family of one of the two men killed in a light aircraft crash in Essex have paid tribute to him. Married father-of-one Simon Chamberlain, 29, was travelling as a passenger when the Yak 52 plane downed. Police are yet to name the plane's pilot.

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Pilot and passenger confirmed dead at crash scene

The two victims of a light aircraft crash in Essex were confirmed dead at the scene despite the "best efforts of (ambulance) crews" to save them.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said:

The ambulance service was called at 2.55pm today, dispatching an ambulance, three paramedic officers, the hazardous area response team (HART) and Magpas helimedics.

Despite the best efforts of crews the casualties were sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Ambulance resources have now been stood down.

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