'Aircraft and helicopter' involved in mid-air collision in UK

The scene around the crash site has been cordoned off by police

Several people are feared killed after a helicopter and an aircraft collided mid-air over Buckinghamshire on Friday.

Following the collision, the wreck of each aircraft plunged from the air and crashed into the grounds of Waddesdon Manor.

Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have seven vehicles responding to the incident, including fire engines and urban search and rescue vehicles.

Fire and Ambulance services are both on scene and Police say "preservation of life" is its first priority. My mother said a man, who I think was someone who had been out walking, then came running towards the manor to say there had been a crash.

Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said they now have seven fire engines responding to the incident.

Thames Valley Police said there was expected to be disruption in the area for the rest of the day.

'Aircraft and helicopter' involved in mid-air collision in UK
'Aircraft and helicopter' involved in mid-air collision in UK

A spokesman for the airstrip, near High Wycombe, said: "Wycombe Air Park can confirm that at 12pm local today we were informed of an incident north-west of Aylesbury involving two aircraft from Wycombe Air Park".

Police and official air accident investigators were also attending.

"Disruption to road network around Waddesdon likely for the rest of the day".

Thames Valley Air Ambulance were also called to the scene.

Staff from the country estate helped direct emergency vehicles and a huge cordon has been put in place.

The property is managed by the Rothschild Foundation, a family charitable trust, on behalf of the National Trust, who took over ownership in 1957.


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