Shoreham air crash pilot's family 'devastated'


The family of the pilot involved in the Shoreham air crash have said they are "devastated and deeply saddened for the loss of life" of those involved in the tragedy.

Andrew Hill is fighting for his life while 11 others are believed to have been killed when his Hawker Hunter jet plummeted on to the A27 below.

Sussex Police said they fear the death toll could rise to 20 people.

In a statement released today, Mr Hill's family said: "Following the tragic events at the Shoreham Airshow on Saturday, the pilot's family are devastated and deeply saddened for the loss of life, and they send their prayers and heartfelt condolences to the families of all those affected at this difficult time.

"Andrew Hill remains in critical condition. He has multiple injuries and is in a medically induced coma.

"His family pay tribute to the emergency services for their highly professional response following the accident and to the medical team at the Royal Sussex County Hospital for the care they are continuing to provide to Andrew."