August 23, 2015 - On Saturday a 1950's restored
British Hunter T7 (G-BXFI/WV372) fighter jet
crashed while participating in the annual
Shoreham Airshow, Shoreham Airport, England
killing 11 and injuring at least 13 other.
Before airshow onlookers, about 1:20 PM, the
pilot of the Hunter T7 fighter jet was
performing a loop maneuver when the pilot failed
to pull the jet out of the loop, the jet crashed
on a highway, A27 just outside Shoreham-by-Sea
and burst into flames.
The Hunter T7 jet slammed into a number of cars.
The pilot has been identified as Andy Hill who
survived the crash. However, he is in serious
condition. It has been reported that Hill is a
pilot for British Airways and a former RAF
The injuries were contained to the highway and
there were no injuries at the airport. 11 people
have been declared dead and that number may go
up authorities reported. 13 individuals were
treated for minor injuries.
The airshow was then cancelled was then
cancelled and Sunday's event was also cancelled.
The Air Accident Investigation Bureau has asked
airshow onlookers to provide them with video and
photographs of the aircraft just before the
crash and including the crash.
The Royal Air Forces Association were the event
organizers, they reported Sundays event would
not take place because of the serious nature
incident and that their focus helping the
authorities with their investigations.