A helicopter and a plane have crashed into each other over Buckinghamshire

A helicopter and a plane have crashed into each other over Buckinghamshire

A helicopter and a plane have crashed into each other over Buckinghamshire

The UK's Air Accidents Investigation Branch said the collision involved a helicopter and aircraft, both of which had taken off from Wycombe Air Park, 37km away near High Wycombe.

Residents reported hearing a "loud bang", and a plume of smoke could be seen above trees.

As wreckage came down near the village of Upper Winchendon, local residents feared for the safety of their loved ones, with many stepping forward to offer assistance to the emergency services.

'Disruption to road network around Waddesdon likely for the rest of the day'.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said it was aiding the examination, uncovering that the plane included was a light Cessna.

Fire and ambulance services rushed to the scene near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.

Thames Valley Air Ambulance were also called to the scene.

"In effect 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 spokeswoman for Waddesdon Manor said the crash had not happened on its grounds.

Both pilots and a passenger are thought to have died in the collision above woodland a mile from Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property near Aylesbury.

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

A number of films have been shot at the estate including Carry On movie Don't Lose Your Head and The Queen starring Helen Mirren.

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