A 48-year-old man was seriously injured and suffered burns following an aircraft fire in North Weald this evening.

The incident happened shortly after 7.20pm on the runway of North Weald Airfield when a twin engine aircraft caught fire.

Four fire engines were called to the blaze, which included two foam pumps from Stansted.

Firefighters used foam and dry powder to put out the fire, which was extinguished just after 8.05pm.

The man was put in the care of the ambulance service.