Air crash report date

AN investigation into a light aircraft crash in Nayland that left a passenger with a broken wrist and leg will publish its findings next month.

The Europa fixed-wing light aircraft, believed to have been piloted by its co-owner Andrew Fletcher, from Lowestoft, crash landed on the driveway leading to Smokey Farm in Nayland, around 200 yards from Nayland Airfield, on June 7.

Passenger Paul Goodings, also of Lowestoft, was taken to Colchester General Hospital with a broken wrist and leg while Mr Fletcher was treated for minor injuries.

Farmer Louis Richards, whose land the plane crashed on, witnessed the crash and said the pilot had come in too fast to land at the airfield, clipped a hedge and ploughed into his driveway, just feet from a concrete wall.

A spokesman for the Air Accident Investigation Branch of the Department for Transport said: “The investigation is currently undergoing the due processes and the report is expected to be complete by September 13.”