News | 4 weeks ago
An aircraft and a helicopter have crashed mid-air near London
Emergency services are attending the scene.

Thames Valley Police said that “preservation of life is first priority”.

Emergency services are attending the scene of a collision between an aircraft and a helicopter that occurred approximately 60 miles northwest of London on Friday.

The incident was reported a few minutes after midday on Friday and the scene was attended by police, emergency services and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch shortly afterwards,

Thames Valley Police issued a statement on Friday which read: “Thames Valley Police is 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 (17/11).

“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.

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“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.”

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch issued a statement which read: “The AAIB is sending a team to investigate a mid-air collision involving an aircraft and a helicopter near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.”

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