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Upminster plane crash causes ‘life-threatening injuries’

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First responders such as police, paramedics, and firefighters attended Damnys Hall Aerodrome on Aveley Road, Upminster, after a light aircraft crashed shortly after taking off.

A woman suffered minor injuries while a man suffered ‘potentially life-threatening or life-changing’ injuries.

Havering Met Police tweeted: “We were called at 12.12hrs today to reports of a light aircraft that crashed shortly after take-off, in the area of Aveley Road in Upminster.

Despite initial reports of no serious injuries, the man has been taken to hospital with potentially life-changing or life-threatening injuries.”

The man was trapped by the aircraft and it required the attendance of 6 fire engines and 40 firefighters.

Station Commander Jeremy Davies, who was at the scene, added: “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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A spokesman for the service commented: “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.”

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