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Update: British airshow jet crash kills 11, injures dozens

Update: Police in Sussex, United Kingdom, on Sunday bumped up the death toll from Saturday’s fiery military jet crash to 11 people who were “highly likely” to have been killed during an air show stunt gone array.

At least a dozen others were injured when a vintage Hawker Hunter jet plummeted in to traffic on the A27, a major road that runs through England, after attempting a loop maneuver at the Shoream Air Show in West Sussex.

The pilot of the jet remained in critical condition, police said.

Police warned that it was “quite possible” that more bodies would be discovered on the A27 as cleanup of the site and their investigation continued.

“The scene of the incident is a large one, extending around 400 yards along the A27 and spilling off to the sides and just partly onto the airfield itself,” Sussex

A woman lays flowers near to the site where a Hawker Hunter fighter jet crashed onto the A27 road at Shoreham near Brighton, Britain August 23, 2015. Photo by Luke MacGregor/Reuters.

A woman lays flowers near to the site where a Hawker Hunter fighter jet crashed onto the A27 road at Shoreham near Brighton, Britain August 23, 2015. Photo by Luke MacGregor/Reuters.

Police said in a statement. “As a result of the scale of the devastation, the recovery process is necessarily complex and thorough, and the work of those undertaking it can not be understated. Removal of those who died will carry on today and is likely to continue throughout the day tomorrow.”

While police had not yet formally identified any of the victims of the accident by Sunday evening, some had been named by their families, including twoWorthing United FC football players, the BBC reported.


Seven people were killed and more than a dozen were injured after a military jet crashed during an air show on Saturday in West Sussex, United Kingdom.

Sussex police said 14 people were injured and one person sustained life-threatening injuries when Hawker Hunter plane crashed into several vehicles after the jet came down close to the A27, a main road that runs through England.

By Saturday evening, the pilot of the plane was said to “fighting for his life,” the BBC reported.

Amateur video shows the plane was attempting a loop maneuver at the Shoreham Airshow.

PBS NewsHour will update this story as more details become available.

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