Several people killed in a helicopter and plane collision over Buckinghamshire

Helicopter and plane collide mid-air near Buckinghamshire manor house

Helicopter and plane collide mid-air near Buckinghamshire manor house

A helicopter and another aircraft have been involved in a mid-air collision in Buckinghamshire.

"We can confirm that neither of the aircraft concerned has a connection with either our air force nor the military, and this is as much as we know at this time".

Several people are feared dead following the crash when a plane collided mid-air with a helicopter above Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire.

The UKs Air Accidents Investigation Branch has also sent a team to probe the crash. Officials confirmed there had been casualties, but were unable to give any further details.

The crash is understood to have happened in Upper Winchendon, close to Waddesdon Manor, though a spokeswoman for the estate said it had not happened "on its grounds".

Superintendent Rebecca Mears of Thames Valley said on Friday evening the aircraft were carrying two people each.

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In May, a man was left fighting for his life after crashing a helicopter near Wycombe Air Park.

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

A statement on Twitter read: "Firefighters now assisting other emergency services at scene of air accident near Waddesdon".

"Our priorities today remain with investigating the next of kin, finding out who they are, informing them and supporting them with specialist officers as we progress the investigation here on site", she said in a statement.

Thames Valley Police are co-ordinating the response to the crash and warned there will be disruption to surrounding roads for the rest of the day.

A nearby military base, RAF Halton, also said no military aircraft were involved. "Skies around here are so busy".

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