Shoreham air show: Jet crash is latest in series of UK aerial display incidents

A jet has crashed onto a stretch of road at an air show in Shoreham, west Sussex

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The incident at the Shoreham air show is the latest in a series of aerial display accidents in the last five months.

Here is a list of six air show disasters to hit Britain over the last decade.

August 2015

Pilot Kevin Whyman, 35, was killed when his aircraft plummeted from the sky during an aerial display at the CarFest event in Oulton Park, Cheshire. Mr Whyman, an RAF-trained fast jet pilot, started flying the Folland Gnat in 2005 and was one of the founder members of the Gnat Display Team in 2007.

April 2015

Champion aerobatic pilot David Jenkins was killed while showcasing his skills in an Edge 360 plane during a media event to launch the Old Buckenham Airshow in Norfolk

July 2012 

Gulf War veteran Trevor Roche, 52, was killed in front of a crowd of 600 spectators when he lost control of a De Havilland DH53 Humming Bird which crashed in gusty winds at Old Warden Aerodrome, near Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

November 2011

Highly-experienced Red Arrows pilot Sean Cunningham, 35, was fatally injured when he was ejected from the cockpit of a Hawk T1 aircraft while on the ground at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire. A coroner ruled that the safety pin on the ejector seat had been "entirely useless".

August 2011

Red Arrows Flt Lt Jon Egging, 33, was piloting a Hawk T1 when it came down into a field after he pulled six times the force of gravity at an air show near Bournemouth Airport, killing him instantly.

September 2007

James Bond stuntman Brian Brown, 49, died when he crashed a Second World War Hurricane after carrying out an unplanned barrel roll at a re-enactment of the Battle of Britain at Shoreham Air Show, West Sussex.

 

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