Shoreham Airshow organisers defend safety record

Police warn final death toll could reach 20


Shoreham Airshow organisers have defended their safety record - as police warn the final death toll from the disaster could reach 20.

Eleven people are so far feared to have died when a Hawker Hunter jet plummeted on to the A27 after it failed to pull out of a loop manoeuvre during an aerial display.

The Royal Air Forces Association said safety standards at air displays in Britain "are among the very highest in the world".

It added: "All air display arrangements, including the pilots and aircraft, must meet rigorous safety requirements and are regularly reviewed to ensure they provide the highest possible levels of protection.

"At Shoreham we have always taken those safety arrangements very seriously."

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