Cordons remain in place as a police and air accident investigation continues into Saturday’s plane crash at Chigwell.
The light aircraft came down shortly after taking off from Stapleford Abbotts airfield.
Both those on board were killed.
No-one on the ground was hurt.
Photographs of the scene where the light aircraft crashed in Chigwell on Saturday have been released this morning.
The photographs were taken on Saturday afternoon whilst forensic examinations and recovery were taking place.
The crash happened shortly before 10.20am in a field just off Gravel Lane in Chigwell.
Cordons on the scene and the surrounding area are likely to remain in place today as the delicate recovery operation continues.
UPDATE: Sunday October 4, 2015 5pm
Police and air accident investigators are continuing to work at the scene of the light aircraft crash in Chigwell, which happened yesterday morning (Saturday, October 4).
Specialist search officers are combing the field just off Gravel Lane following the crash which happened shortly before 10.20am.
The two people on board the aircraft sadly died in the collision. No one else was injured on the ground and there was no one else on board.
The aircraft, a Beechcraft King Air 200 executive turboprop owned and operated by London Executive Aviation, had just taken off from Stapleford Airport. It was flying to Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.
The police cordon on the scene will remain in place for at least the next 24 hours. Gravel Lane will also remain closed to traffic whilst the recovery of the scene continues.
DCI Stephen Jennings of Essex Police told Radio Essex: “We are working together with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch and the Essex Coroner s Office. The recovery and forensic investigations will take some time and we appreciate the patience of the local land owners and residents whilst this work continues. Our thoughts are with the families of those who died and we offer our deepest sympathies to them.”
Update: Saturday October 3, 2015 1.15pm
We now believe there to have been two people on board the light aircraft which crashed in the field off Gravel Lane in Chigwell. Sadly they both died.
The aircraft is believed to be an eight seater Beechcraft King Air 200.
The scene has been cordoned off. There are various road closures in the local area affecting Abridge Road at the junction with Gravel Lane, Millers Lane, Lambourne Road and Pudding Lane.
Investigations are on-going and we are working with the Air Accident Branch.
Police and other emergency services are at the scene of a light aircraft crash which has happened in a field off Gravel Lane in Chigwell.
The light aircraft came down shortly before 10.20am this morning (Saturday, October 3). It is not yet known how many people were on board or numbers of casualties, or where the plane was flying to or from.
We would urge people not to attend the scene. Further updates will be given in due course.
The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust currently have an ambulance crew, rapid response vehicle, two ambulance officers, and Hazardous Area Response Team on scene following a report of a light aircraft crash. A response car from Herts Air Ambulance is also in attendance.
The ambulance service was alerted just before 10.30am today to the incident in Gravel Lane, Chigwell.