Bride's chauffeur caught up in tragic Shoreham Airshow crash

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Shoreham Airshow crash on A27
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When your big day finally arrives, it's hard to imagine that anything could possibly go wrong. But for one bride, the unexpected happened.

Accompanied by her father Paul Sheen, Rebecca Asekaran was anxiously awaiting her transport to the altar, but it never arrived.

According to the Daily Mail, Sheen attempted to contact the driver on his mobile number before deciding to drive his daughter to the ceremony in his own car.

The couple went ahead with the wedding as planned, only to find out about the Shoreham Airshow disaster - which has claimed the lives of 20 people - shortly after the ceremony.

It has been reported that guests to the couple's wedding spotted pictures of the familiar, but now burnt-out, Daimler on social media, provoking thought that the driver must have been caught up in the tragic incident earlier that day on the A27.

The now Mrs Asekaran and the bride's father Mr Sheen have been left in shock and feeling extremely emotional about the incident.

In a statement, the newlyweds said: "It's a shock – we only found out through social media – our thoughts are with his family."

The following footage captures the moment a Hawker Hunter plane crashed onto the A27 in West Sussex.

Please note, readers may find the following video disturbing.