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2017 Waddesdon Manor mid-air collision

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Date17 November 2017 (2017-11-17)
SummaryMid-air collision, under investigation
SiteNear Upper Winchendon, Buckinghamshire, England
Total fatalities4
First aircraft
G-WACG (28709174893).jpg
G-WACG, in 2016
TypeCessna 152
OperatorPrivate owner
Flight originWycombe Air Park
Second aircraft
Guimbal Cabri G2 D-HDMB 02.jpg
A Guimbal Cabri G2, similar to the accident aircraft
TypeGuimbal Cabri G2
OperatorHelicopter Services
Flight originWycombe Air Park

On 17 November 2017, a mid-air collision occurred between an aeroplane and a helicopter near Waddesdon Manor, home of Jacob Rothschild, in the United Kingdom,[1] resulting in four deaths, two on each aircraft.[2]

The crash[edit]

The crash happened just outside the Manor grounds, close to the village of Upper Winchendon.[3] The wreckage landed in dense woodland.[2] Emergency services were called at 12:06 GMT.[2] Seven fire vehicles, the Thames Valley air ambulance, two ambulances, and a rapid response vehicle attended.[2]

The crash involved a Cessna 152, registration G-WACG,[4] and a Guimbal Cabri G2 registration G-JAMM, each with two people on board.[5][2] Both aircraft had come from Wycombe Air Park, [6] 23 miles (37 km) from the crash site.[7] The Cessna had previously been involved in an incident in 1993.[5]

The pilot of the helicopter was Mike Green, an instructor who was training a student pilot at the time.[8] The student pilot was later announced as being a captain in the Vietnamese Army, who was training to become a military flight instructor.[9]

The bodies of all four victims were removed from the site on 19 November.[9]

Thames Valley Police stated that the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) had been informed.[6] Military support was provided to assist with recovery of the wreckage of the two aircraft, which was dispatched to the AAIB's headquarters at Farnborough Airport, Hampshire.[9]


  1. "Aircraft and helicopter in mid-air crash in Waddesdon". BBC News Online. 17 November 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2017. Emergency services were called to the site, near Waddesdon Manor, near Aylesbury, at 12:06 GMT
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Four die as aircraft and helicopter crash in mid-air near Waddesdon". BBC News Online. 17 November 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2017. Four people have died … Two people were killed in each aircraft, Thames Valley Police said. … cannot see the crash site as the woodland is so dense.
  3. "Aircraft and helicopter involved in mid-air crash in Buckinghamshire". The Guardian. 17 November 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2017. A spokesman for the nearby Wycombe Air Park confirmed both aircraft had come from there. A representative of Waddesdon Manor, a large estate near Aylesbury, said the crash happened near the village of Upper Winchendon, a little beyond the manor’s grounds.
  4. "Bliegtuig en Helikopter Botsen boven Engeland" [Plane and Helicopter Crash over England]. 17 November 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2017. Op basis van een foto van een wrakstuk op de site van de BBC lijkt het verongelukte vliegtuig een Cessna 152 met de registratie G-WACG te zijn.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Sawer, Patrick; Boyle, Danny (17 November 2017). "Aylesbury mid-air crash: Three feared dead as plane and helicopter wreckage lands near Rothschild manor house". Retrieved 17 November 2017. the helicopter was carrying two people, while only the pilot was on board the light aircraft, reported to be a two-seat Cessna 152. … a Cessna 152 which had suffered substantial damage to its landing gear, propeller and engine cowling during a previous crash as it was taking off at Bodmin airfield, in Cornwall, in July 1993.
  6. 6.0 6.1 O'Keeffe, Hayley (17 November 2017). "Breaking News: Emergency services at scene of crash involving aircraft and helicopter near Aylesbury". Bucks Herald. Retrieved 17 November 2017. Both aircraft involved in today's mid-air collision near Waddesdon are understood to have come from Wycombe Air Park, according to the Press Association.
  7. Sawer, Patrick; Harley, Nicola (17 November 2017). "Aylesbury mid-air crash: Four dead as plane and helicopter wreckage lands near Rothschild manor house". The Telegraph. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  8. "Helicopter instructor among crash victims". BBC News. 18 November 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "Vietnamese pilot killed in mid-air crash". BBC News. 20 November 2017. Retrieved 20 November 2017.

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