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UK airshow crash caught on video

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Seven people were killed Saturday at an airshow on the English seaside when a military jet failed to pull up out of a loop and crashed into a road.


The Hawker Hunter aircraft taking part in the Shoreham Airshow on the southeast coast hit several cars, creating a fireball and sending thick black smoke billowing into the air.


Footage of the crash showed the jet carrying out a loop manoeuvre high in the air. The plane banked up steeply, looped over but did not pull up in time before hitting the ground.


It is not yet clear whether the pilot was able to eject.


West Sussex Police said one casualty was being treated in hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries, while a further 14 were being treated for minor injuries.


(With AFP)