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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