Flags at half-mast for Shoreham Airshow crash victims

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Flags at the entrance to North Weald Airfield and the civic offices in Epping are flying at half-mast in respect of the victims of the Shoreham Airshow crash on Saturday.

At least 11 people died when a Hawker Hunter jet aircraft crashed whilst performing. The aircraft was based at North Weald Airfield which is owned by Epping Forest District Council.

Flag at half-mast

Deeply saddened and shocked

Council Leader Chris Whitbread said: “I was deeply saddened and shocked to hear of this tragic event and my condolences and prayers are with the families and friends of all those involved.”

“North Weald Airfield is a close-knit community and our staff and other pilots are devastated at this news. We lease hangers to many plane enthusiasts who restore and maintain their specialist aircraft, such as the Hawker Hunter.”

Sussex Police

Sussex Police are now working with the Air Accident Investigation Bureau looking into the cause of the crash. They have asked anyone who has video or photographs of the plane in the time leading up to and including the crash to contact them. You can find their details on the Sussex Police website.