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Four dead after helicopter and aircraft involved in mid-air collision

The crash occurred just after midday.

Police blocking off a road at the scene
Police blocking off a road at the scene
Image: Aaron Chown/PA Images

Updated 7.52pm

CASUALTIES HAVE BEEN confirmed after a helicopter and an aircraft were involved in a mid-air collision in Buckinghamshire this afternoon.

There two people in the plane, and another two in the helicopter. Police confirmed this evening that all four had died.

Thames Valley Police said they received a call just after midday, and attended the scene near Aylesbury which is just 40 miles north-west of London.

Emergency services attended the scene, and said that a number of people had been rushed to hospital.

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A spokesperson for the South Central Ambulance service said: “We sent a number of resources to the scene, including a Thames Valley air ambulance, two ambulance crews, two ambulance officers and a rapid response vehicle.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has begun investigating how the crash occurred.

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