A crash involving a Hawker Hunter aircraft at the Shoreham Airshow in the U.K. with officials reporting 11 suspected deaths. The jet was performing when it slammed into the busy A27 motorway, impacting several vehicles. An explosion and a column of black smoke could be seen from several miles away following the impact.
[UPDATE 8/24/15 5:30AM PST] Officials are now saying that they have identified 11 people who are “highly likely” to have died, with additional deaths possible.
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The Hawker Hunter is a 1950s-era multirole subsonic military aircraft. The Royal Air Force (RAF) Black Arrows and Blue Diamonds display teams have used the jet in the past, although today’s crash does not appear to be affiliated with either team.
Flight Club will have more on this story as it develops.
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