Daily Telegraph: Aylesbury mid-air collision: Fatalities feared as plane and helicopter wreckage lands in manor house grounds17 November 2017 | 17:43 | FOCUS News Agency
At least seven fire appliances, including three urban search emergency vehicles, were sent to the scene along with six fire officers who also launched the fire brigade drone to look for any survivors.
Staff from the Waddesdon Estate - which is managed by the Rothschild Foundation on behalf of the National Trust - helped direct emergency vehicles to the scene as police erected a large cordon.
Staff from the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) were also sent to the area, but police said the priority is being placed on saving lives.
Sources said that it was believed there were multiple casualties, including fatalities. Both aircraft came from Wycombe Air Park, near High Wycombe.
A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: "Officers are currently at the scene of an air accident near the village of Waddesdon near Aylesbury.
"The force is coordinating the response to the incident which was reported at 12.06pm today.
"The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been informed and staff are en-route to the scene. Fire and ambulance services are also in attendance and preservation of life is first priority.
"In consequence of this incident it is expected that there will be some disruption to the road network around Waddesdon for the rest of the day.
A spokesman for the AAIB said: "The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is sending a team to investigate a mid-air collision involving an aircraft and a helicopter near Aylesbury."
Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said seven vehicles were responding to the incident.
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 spokeswoman for Waddesdon Manor, a large estate near Aylesbury, said the crash had not happened on its grounds.
RAF Halton, which is around 10 miles away, said no military aircraft had been involved.
A spokesman said: "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."
Wycombe Air Park is also known as Booker Airfield and sits around 20 miles away from the site of the crash. It offers flight training for rookie pilots.
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