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Man rushed to hospital after light aircraft crashes in Upminster

Emergency services were called to Damyns Hall aerodrome yesterday (credit: Google Maps)

A man has been rushed to hospital after a light aircraft crashed shortly after take-off in Upminster.

Emergency services were called just after 12pm to Damyns Hall aerodrome, near Aveley Road, on Tuesday, 4 April.

A man and women were treated at the scene.

Police say the man has potentially life-changing or life-threatening injuries.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called today (Tuesday, 4 April) 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.”

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters from Hornchurch, Wennington, East Ham, Dagenham and surrounding fire stations attended the scene.

Station Commander Jeremy Davies, who was at the scene, said: “Firefighters worked with partners to release a man and a woman trapped inside a lightweight aircraft in woodland near the aerodrome.

“They were both taken to hospital by road and air ambulance crews.”

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