Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Fatal light aircraft collision

Bells Road, Belchamp Walter
03/02/2019 @ 11:54
Incident Number: 94451
In attendance: 1 x Colchester, 1 x Manningtree, 1 x Braintree, 1 x Halstead, 1 x Sible Hedingham, 3 x Suffolk Fire Service

A man has sadly died following an incident involving a light aircraft earlier today.

Firefighters were called to assist at the scene and reported on arrival that the aircraft, which landed in an arable field, was alight.

The fire was extinguished by 12.49pm.


Statement from Essex Police:

"We were called to reports of a light aircraft in distress at Belchamp Walter just before 11.50am on February 3.

"Officers attended and, sadly, a man aged in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene.

"His next of kin have been informed.

"We will be maintaining a presence at the scene over the coming days to assist the Air Accidents Investigation Branch in their enquiries."


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