Police warn bodies of more victims may be found at site of UK air show crash
* Seven people are confirmed dead
* Pilot of jet fighter plane is 'fighting for his life' in hospital
* Plane crashed into cars on busy road near air show in Sussex
Published 22/08/2015 | 21:48
The bodies of more victims may be found as investigators and emergency services continue to search the scene of the Shoreham Airshow plane crash, police said.
Seven people died when an historic Hawker Hunter jet plummeted on to the A27 at Shoreham in West Sussex after it failed to pull out of a loop manoeuvre.
The pilot was flown to the Royal Sussex Hospital where he is in a critical condition and fighting for his life, Superintendent Jane Derrick, from Sussex Police, said.
A further 14 people were injured, four of whom were taken to hospital, after the jet crashed at around 1.20pm shortly after it began its display in front of thousands of show visitors.
Horrified onlookers described seeing the plane flying low to the ground followed by a "huge ball of fire and black smoke".
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Footage of the crash posted online showed the jet carrying out a loop manoeuvre high in the air but smashing in to the road in a huge fireball after it failed to pull up in time.
It is not known whether the pilot was able to eject, and Ms Derrick said she was unable to confirm his identity.
She said: "Sadly we believe that seven people have lost their lives today when the jet crashed.
"As far as we are aware all those who sadly lost their lives were on the road, and it was nobody within the air show perimeter on the actual airport.
"At this time we are continuing to search ... the area to ensure that we have identified all the casualties.
"It is possible that tonight and tomorrow we are going to find more bodies at the scene."