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

Government accident investigators confirmed the collision, which took place at 12:06 p.m. on Friday near the village of Waddesdon.

The local fire brigade said they had sent seven separate fire crews to the scene.

The police and official air accident investigators were also attending.

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A press release from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said: “The AAIB is sending a team to investigate a mid-air collision involving an aircraft and a helicopter near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.”

A statement by Thames Valley Police said: “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).”

Hayley O’Keefe, a reporter for the Bucks Herald local newspaper, posted photographs from close to the scene of the crash:

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It is not yet clear how many people were aboard either aircraft, or what their condition is.

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