Shoreham disaster death toll rises

Hawker Hunter T.7 WV732 (Photo Alan Wilson (CC BY-SA 2.0))

Hawker Hunter T.7 WV732 (Photo Alan Wilson (CC BY-SA 2.0))

The latest information provided by Sussex police services concerning the tragic crash that took place on Saturday is that it is “highly probable that eleven people were killed” and that the final figure could be as high as 20.

Fifty-one year old pilot Andy Hill was pulled from the wreckage of the aircraft and is hospitalized in critical condition. He is a former Royal Air Force Harrier pilot now flying with British Airways.

Despite the numerous rumours and “explanations” provided by the media and Internet commentators, the causes of the disaster are still unknown and will probably remain so for some time. The crash scene, which covers a wide area, had not yet been fully cleared and processed. Police are still trying to determine the exact number and identity of victims. The aircraft’s wreckage should soon be moved out and turned over to the investigators.


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