A CRASH between a helicopter and a plane close to Waddesdon Manor that killed four people, including two Indian-origin men, was an accident, a coroner has said.
Jaspal Bahra, 27, Saavan Mundae, 18, Mike Green, 74, and Nguyen Thanh Trung, 32, were the victims.
Bahra, a flight instructor from Wembley, was giving a lesson to Richmond student Mundae in the Cessna 152. Captain Green, of Long Lane, Newbury, was in the helicopter giving a lesson to Vietnamese military officer Captain Trung.
Both the aircraft took off from Wycombe Park Airfield about half an hour before the crash.
A report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said the aircraft was
in each other’s blind spot.
“The opportunity for the occupants of either aircraft to see the other was limited because, although they were in proximity for some time, they were both following a similar track
and were not in each other’s field of view,” the report said.
All four men died from multiple injuries, post-mortem examinations revealed.