World Briefs: Airshow crash death toll could hit 20

Airshow crash death toll could hit 20

LONDON • The death toll from a jet crash at a British airshow could rise to 20.

Police said yesterday that seven fatalities are confirmed, but the likely toll of 11 may rise as wreckage is cleared after Saturday's crash onto a busy road of a vintage Hawker Hunter military jet performing a loop manoeuvre at the Shoreham Airshow on the south-east English coast. The pilot, experienced aerobatic stunt flier Andy Hill, remains in a critical condition in hospital.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 25, 2015, with the headline 'World Briefs: Airshow crash death toll could hit 20'. Print Edition | Subscribe