Plane and helicopter collide over manor house in southern England with several feared dead
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Plane and helicopter collide over manor house in southern England with several feared dead

SEVERAL people are feared to be dead after a 'light' airplane and a helicopter collided mid-air near to a manor house in Buckinghamshire this afternoon.

Both aircraft fell out of the sky at 12.06pm following an incident over the grounds of the historic Waddesdon Manor near Winchendon.

A number of people are feared to have been killed.

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Emergency services are on scene.

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue have launched a drone over the wreckage to check for survivors.

Thames Valley Police confirmed: "We are currently at the scene of an air accident near the village of Waddesdon near Aylesbury.

"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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It's understood that both aircraft departed Wycombe Air Park, also known as Booker Airfield, earlier today.

The airfield is an operational general aviation aerodrome in Booker, Buckinghamshire, 2.4 miles south-west of High Wycombe.

It isn't yet clear how many people were on-board the two aircraft when they crashed.

Emergency services are warning motorists that there will be disruption in the area for at least the rest of the day.