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Death toll could reach 11 in U.K. air show crash

British police say the death toll from an airshow crash is "highly likely" to increase to 11 people after a fighter jet slammed into a busy main road.


August 24, 2015
By CBC News

The Hawker Hunter single-seater fighter jet, which was participating in the Shoreham Airshow near Brighton in southern England, hit several vehicles on a nearby road as it crashed Saturday afternoon. Witnesses say the jet appeared to have plummeted when it failed to pull out of a loop manoeuvre.

The initial death toll was seven.

Among the victims were 24-year-old Matt Jones, a personal trainer, and soccer players Matthew Grimstone and Jacob Schilt, both 23, who were on their way to play in a local match, according to local reports. | READ MORE