Families of Shoreham victims left '˜distressed' by final report

FAMILIES of victims of the Shoreham Airshow disaster have expressed their disappointment with the outcome of the final report of the crash.

A statement released by lawyers Irwin Mitchell said that while the Air Accidents Investigation Branch’s final report into the crash provided some answers, many unanswered questions remained.

Rebecca Smith, specialist aviation lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, said: ‘The families affected want to be reassured that lessons have been learned to reduce the risk of a tragedy like this happening again and it is distressing to them to see that recommendations which they see as common sense have still not been acted upon.’

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‘Indeed, the seeming reluctance by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to adopt a number of the AAIB’s recommendations is a cause of major concern.’

The lawyers said just nine of the 21 safety recommendations had been deemed sufficiently dealt with.

Irwin Mitchell represents 14 victims of the crash.