UK air safety authorities investigate mid-air collision

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International Desk :

Air safety authorities in Britain say a helicopter and an aircraft have been involved in a midair collision northwest of London.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said Friday it was sending a team to Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire to investigate.

Fire and ambulance services rushed to the scene of the incident at 12:06 p.m. GMT (7:06 a.m. EST), close to the village of Waddesdon.

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