Australian resident among 11 killed in British air show crash

Australian resident among 11 killed in British air show crash

The suspected death toll from a devastating crash at a British air show has risen to 11, including a recent British migrant to Australia.

The sister of personal trainer Matt Jones, who moved to Australia last year and had been living in Melbourne, has confirmed his death on social media overnight.

A vintage military plane failed to pull out of a loop at the Shoreham air show near Brighton over the weekend, crashing in to traffic on a busy road.

Seven deaths were originally reported but more have now been recovered from the crash site.

Assistant chief constable Steve Barry of Sussex Police said the recovery operation was likely to take some time.

“As a result of the scale of devastation the recovery process is necessarily complex and thorough, and the work of those undertaking it cannot be understated,” he said.

“Removal of those who died will carry on today and is likely to continue throughout tomorrow.”

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