LONDON – British police say the death toll from an air show crash is “highly likely” to increase to 11 people after a fighter jet slammed into a busy main road.
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 maneuver.
The initial death toll was seven.
Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry of Sussex Police said officials were removing bodies from the scene Sunday and more fatalities may be discovered.
The pilot remained in critical condition in the hospital, and a crane will remove the jet wreckage on Monday.