Inquests are opened into deaths at Shoreham air show disaster

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THE inquests into the deaths of 11 people killed in the Shoreham Air Show tragedy will be opened today.

West Sussex senior coroner Penelope Schofield will open the inquiry in Horsham.

However, due to ongoing investigations by the Air Accident Investigation Branch, the inquest will open and be adjourned to a future date.

Ms Schofield said: ‘Identifying all 11 victims has been a difficult process due to the horrific nature of the accident and the intensity of the fire.’