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Shoreham airshow crash death toll likely to rise

Sussex Police have stated that it is likely that they will find more bodies from the plane that crashed onto the busy A27, but the recovery mission will stretch over the next 24-36 hours.

Specialist recovery teams have begun to remove bodies from the scene and a crane is set to remove the aircraft from the area, which has the possibility to uncover more bodies.

Assistant Chief Constable of Sussex Police Steve Barry has reported that: “It’s too early to tell but I’d be surprised if [the death toll] doesn’t go above 11. If it would be below 20 then that would be probably the best estimate that I could give you at this stage.”

Barry has added that since the crash was witnessed by cyclists and onlookers in the area on Saturday: “It makes it very complicated to establish who was where and who we can actually confirm has been a victim of this crash.”

A few of those who died have already been identified as Matt Jones, a 24 year old personal trainer, Jacob Schilt, 23, part of Worthing United’s Sussex County League Division, and Matthew Grimstone who played for Worthing United and was also 23.

 

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