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Essex plane 'somersaulted' then crashed - eyewitness

Two men have died when a light aircraft crashed into a field and burst into flames, police have said.

The YAK 52 aircraft crashed at 14:55 GMT in a field near Cooksmill Green on the A414 west of Chelmsford in Essex.

Firefighters called to the scene reported that "the plane was completely alight" when they arrived.

Eyewitness Sam Gildersleeve told the BBC the plane "somersaulted" before nose-diving.

Still images courtesy Essex Fire Service.

  • 29 Mar 2014
  • From the section UK