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Two people die after plane crashes and bursts into flames in Essex field

The pilot and passenger of the light aircraft died in the crash this afternoon.

TWO PEOPLE HAVE died after a light aircraft crashed and burst into flames in a field in England this afternoon.

The small plane was seen to be in difficulties moments before it crashed just before 3pm near Cooksmill Green in Essex.

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Rescue workers at the scene of the crash (Pic: Essex County Fire and Rescue Service)

Emergency services rushed to the scene and the fire crews fought the blaze which had engulfed the plane.

Crews used foam extinguishers and extinguished the fire within an hour, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said.

However both of the men on board – the pilot and a passenger – were declared dead at the scene.

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(Pic: Essex County Fire and Rescue Service)

The two men were both from Essex. Police in Essex said the plane had flown out from a nearby airfield.

The cause of the crash is not yet known, but will be investigated by the Air Accident Investigation Branch.

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