UK agency investigates mid-air collision

2017-11-17 19:11
UK police patrol the area near the scene of a mid-air collision between a helicopter and an aircraft in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. (Aaron Chown, PA via AP)

UK police patrol the area near the scene of a mid-air collision between a helicopter and an aircraft in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. (Aaron Chown, PA via AP)

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London - An aircraft and helicopter collided in mid-air northwest of London on Friday and a "number of casualties" were reported, authorities said.

Fire and ambulance services rushed to the scene near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. Two ambulance crews, two ambulance officers and a rapid response vehicle were deployed, the South Central Ambulance Service said.

"We're aware of a number of casualties following an incident, Thames Valley Police said in a tweet. "There were a number of road closures following the incident, which have now been lifted".

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said it was sending a team to the site of the accident, which is in dense woodland.

The crash took place near Waddesdon Manor, which is managed by the Rothschild Foundation, a family charitable trust, on behalf of the National Trust. 

A nearby military base, RAF Halton, said no military aircraft were involved.

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