Emergency services respond to plane crash

EMERGENCY services were called to an aeroplane crash at a small airfield earlier today (Jan 6).

One ambulance, two fire engines and two police cars were called to Andrewsfield Aviation in Stebbing at 12.20pm after a twin aircraft encountered difficulties during take off.

No one was hurt in the incident.

East of England Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “We believe the aircraft got in to difficulties whilst taking off then it crashed landed.

“Ambulance crews are at the scene and it is believed there are four people involved and following assessments by the ambulance crews, they do not require going to hospital.”

Airfield manager Mike Rowland praised the response times of the emergency services.

“I called the services and they all arrived very quickly. The passengers were already out of the craft before they had arrived. It was a very minor incident.”

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Mr Rowland confirmed that the craft was a private flight, not a training flight.

Andrewsfield Aviation is a flying training organisation able to teach the disciplines necessary for use at a busy airport or private airfield as well as for visiting smaller strips.