Several feared dead as helicopter, aircraft collide in UK mid-air

New Age Desk | Published at 01:15am on November 18, 2017

A helicopter and another aircraft crashed in mid-air over Buckinghamshire in England on Friday.
The air accidents investigation branch said it was investigating a ‘mid-air collision involving an aircraft and a helicopter near Aylesbury’ while police said preservation of life was their top priority, reports the Independent.co.uk.
South central ambulance service said, ‘There have been a number of casualties at the scene, but at this stage this is all we are able to confirm.’
The aircraft involved was ‘small’, The Independent understands. Both craft came from Wycombe Air Park, near High Wycombe.
It happened over woods near the historic Waddesdon Manor estate and several people are feared dead, according to reports.
Smoke could be seen rising over the crash site near Waddesdon Hill, according to local media.
The Thames Valley air ambulance has been called.
Thames Valley police said: ‘The force is coordinating the response to the incident which was reported at 12.06pm on Friday.’
‘Fire and ambulance services are also in attendance and preservation of life is first priority.’
‘It is expected that there will be some disruption to the road network around Waddesdon for the rest of the day.’