The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has issued an appeal for witnesses who may have information that could assist the safety investigation into an aircraft accident which occurred near to the Darford Crossing on the Essex side of the river.

It’s reported the accident occurred shortly after takeoff at around 12:00 on 4 April near to Damyns Hall Aerodrome in Upminster Essex. 

The aircraft involved in the accident flew over Aveley Road prior to the accident. 

The AAIB are looking for dashcam footage from vehicles driving on Aveley road around this time which may help the safety investigation.

Witnesses with information or footage should contact the AAIB during office hours on 01252 510300 or 

All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence.

About the AAIB

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch investigates civil aircraft accidents and serious incidents within the UK, its overseas territories and crown dependencies. Our purpose is to improve aviation safety by determining the circumstances and causes of air accidents and serious incidents, and promoting action to prevent reoccurrence.

By Ed

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