A man is fighting for his life in hospital after a plane crash in Upminster today (April 4).

A woman was also in the plane and suffered minor injuries, while the man's have been described as 'potentially life-threatening or life-changing'.

Police, paramedics and firefighters were called to the scene of the incident at the Damyns Hall Aerodrome on Aveley Road.

A spokesperson for London Fire Brigade said six fire engines and around 40 firefighters from Hornchurch, Wennington, East Ham, Dagenham and surrounding fire stations attempted to release the man trapped in the aircraft.

Read More: Read our live updates of this incident here 

Station Commander Jeremy Davies, who was at the scene, added: “Crews have released a woman who is being treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews."

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said they were called to the crash at 12.06pm.

A spokesperson for the service said: “We sent numerous resources to the scene including three ambulances, a medic in a response car, two incident response officers and members of our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART). We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance."

While Met police initially reported the man’s injuries as minor, they were later found to be ‘potentially’ life-changing or life-threatening. Both victims are now in the hospital.

A crash in October 2021 similarly left the pilot with serious injuries at the Damyns Hall Aerodrome.