Seven killed in Shoreham air show crash

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AT least seven people have died at the Shoreham air show in West Sussex, as a jet crashed onto a major road, creating a huge fireball on Saturday August 22. The 1950s Hawker Hunter plane failed to pull out of a loop hitting several cars as it crashed on the A27 road at around 1.20pm. At this time it is unknown whether or not the pilot survived, although some reports suggest he escaped, but police have reported that there are also, “several casualties, one with life threatening injuries.” Sussex Police are dealing with the incident and a team from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) are being sent to investigate. Around 20,000 people were watching the air show when they saw the plane disappear followed by a fireball and thick black smoke and many are in shock after witnessing the accident.

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