Published: Sat, November 18, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

United Kingdom agency investigates mid-air collision with casualties

United Kingdom agency investigates mid-air collision with casualties

The crash happened near the famous Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury, England.

An archived report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) shows the pilot admitted the accident was caused by his "misjudgement and lack of experience".

An aircraft and helicopter collided in mid-air Friday northwest of London and a "number of casualties" were reported, authorities said. The airspace is commonly used by pilots for training exercises.

Police chief Rebecca Mears said she could not yet give out the identities of the victims. But police said their first priority was "preservation of life". Staff at the manor are understood to have assisted at the scene of the crash. While the South Central Ambulance Service has confirmed "a number of casualties" in the incident, no further details have been provided yet.

The plane involved was a Cessna 152, built in 1982 and owned by Airways Aero Associations which is based at the Wycombe Air Park.

Thames Valley Air Ambulance were also called to the scene.

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Meanwhile seven fire appliances attended the scene - including fire engines and search and rescue vehicles.

"There have been a number of casualties at the scene, but at this stage this is all we are able to confirm".

Two people were killed in each aircraft, which came down in woods near Waddesdon Estate, near Aylesbury, according to Thames Valley Police said.

In May, a man was left fighting for his life after crashing a helicopter near Wycombe Air Park.

Road closed and very slow traffic due to incident involving an aircraft on A41 Both ways between Blackgrove Road and High Street.

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