Shoreham Airshow crash: fire crews set to be at the scene for rest of the weekend

Ten fire appliances from West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were sent to Shoreham following the plane crash and are set to remain for the rest of the weekend.

Saturday, 22nd August 2015, 7:44 pm
Shoreham Airshow crash

Seven people are confirmed to have died when a historic military jet crashed onto the A27.

Gavin Watts, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, said: “Our thoughts are with the families of those who have lost their lives or who have been injured today.

“Our crews are working with Police to deal with this major incident. The work involves making the scene safe. I anticipate they will be on onsite for the majority of the weekend.”

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A team of social workers from West Sussex County Council are also providing support to those who have been injured and their relatives at Worthing Hospital.

Louise Goldsmith, Leader of West Sussex County Council, said: “This is a terrible tragedy obviously our thoughts are with the families of those who lost their loved ones and the people who have been injured. Our Services are working very hard doing all they can to help and support the Police and will continue to do so.”

The A27 has been closed at Lancing and to the north of Hove and will remain closed until further notice.

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