The inquest was opened into the death of a man following a plane crash.

Essex Coroners Court heard Stuart Penfold, 55, died when his light aircraft crashed at the field next to Belchamp Village Hall on February 3.

Police ruled there were no suspicious circumstances around the death.

The inquest heard he was identified by his dental records.

No cause of death has been issued as the results of toxicology tests are being awaited.