Seven die when a fighter plane crash into cars on a busy road


Seven people died in a fighter plane crash during an airshow in Shoreham, a small seaside town and port in West Sussex, England on Saturday.

According to Sussex police, the hawker hunter plane hit four cars on a busy A27 road, north of Shoreham Airport, where the royal air force association was being held.

The South East Coast Ambulance Service took the victims to Royal Sussex County hospital in Brighton.

Seven people were declared dead on the spot while one person was severely injured. Fourteen other people were treated for minor injuries.

The single-seater fighter jet was attempting a loop manoeuvre, but the pilot reportedly failed to pull out in time. According to an eyewitness, the pilot did not eject before the plane hit the ground.

Organisers of the Shoreham air show tweeted: “There has been a major incident outside the airfield boundary. The emergency services are responding. Updates will follow when available.”

Few drivers on the A27 road at the time of accident also tweeted live pictures of the incident.