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Police vehicles arrived at the crash site and officers have put up evidence tents in the woodland.Crash experts are attempting to piece together what happened.Four people have been confirmed dead after a light aircraft and a helicopter crashed in mid-air over the Buckinghamshire countryside this afternoon.The aircraft collided just 15 minutes after taking off from Wycombe Air Park which trains rookie pilots.At 12 noon the aircraft was last seen at 1,025 feet to the east of Upper Winchendon.Three minutes before the crash, a Cessna 152 which was built in 1982, was north west of Princes Risborough at 2,800 feet and travelling at around 70kts.One pilot said it was easy to be distracted by the estate.Writing on an internet flying forum, the 36-year-old added: 'I've been guilty of paying too much attention to pointing passengers to the Rothschild palace and not enough to a lookout.' The helicopter, a 2017 French-built Guimbal Cabri G2, took off for its second flight for the day from High Wycombe at 11.47 am.
The plane thought to have been involved was made in 1982.
Staff from the Waddesdon Estate, which is managed by a foundation set up by the eminent Rothschild family, helped direct emergency vehicles to the scene of the tragedy as police threw up a massive cordon around the area to preserve the scene.
Waddesdon Estate gardener Len Bellis described how he found the wreckage minutes later after hearing a 'horrendous noise'.
According to data from Flight Radar 24, the aircraft had earlier successfully completed a 30-minute flight.
The aircraft took off and routed north over the Chiltern Hills Area of Natural Beauty.