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Published: Sat, November 18, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Casualties reported after Buckinghamshire 'mid-air crash'

Casualties reported after Buckinghamshire 'mid-air crash'

The crash happened near the famous Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury, England.

An archived report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch shows the pilot admitted the accident was caused by his "misjudgement and lack of experience".

Both aircraft involved in the mid-air collision near Waddesdon (helicopter and light aircraft), came from the Wycombe Air Park, near High Wycombe.

An airfield which offers training for rookie pilots has confirmed that two of its aircraft have crashed near a Buckinghamshire stately home.

Police chief Rebecca Mears said she could not yet give out the identities of the victims.

Officers say the first priority is "preservation of life".

While wreckage from both aircraft has reportedly been found on the grounds of a family's house, firefighters and other emergency services have already arrived at the scene of the air accident near Waddesdon.

Fire services also on social media: "Firefighters are now assisting other emergency services at scene of air accident near Waddesdon".

Nearby RAF Halton said no military planes were involved.

"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".

"We sent a number of resources to the scene, including the Thames Valley air ambulance, two ambulance crews, two ambulance officers and a rapid response vehicle", said a spokeswoman.

At least seven fire appliances were called to the scene and two urban rescue vehicles.

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

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