At least seven people are dead after a Cold War-era military aircraft taking part in an airshow crashed Saturday on a busy road in southeastern England, police said.
The Hawker Hunter jet crashed about 1:20 p.m. local time (9:20 a.m. ET) on the A27, which police described as “a busy main road” adjacent to the airport near Shoreham in Sussex.
All the deaths are all believed to have occurred on the road, with no reports of injuries to anyone at the airfield where the show was taking place, the statement said.
Fourteen people were treated for minor injuries, South East Coast Ambulance Service said.
The airshow featured vintage military aircraft and was being put on by the Sea Royal Air Force Association.
Shoreham Airshow organizers said the Sunday session of the show will not take place because of the crash.
“Shoreham Airshow will not be taking place tomorrow because of the serious nature of today’s incident,” the airshow’s website said. “We would like to apologise for the inconvenience this may cause, but we hope the public will understand our decision.”
Authorities asked anybody with still or video images of the crash to contact them.
“Sussex Police and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch have asked that anyone with photographs or video footage that may help with their investigations should send their contact details to email@example.com,” the airshow organizers said. “Do not send files, just contact details and information about the material you have.”