Single-seat jet crashes at southern UK airshow, hitting vehicles on highway

British police say a single-seater jet has crashed at an airshow in southern England, causing several casualties.

Police say the aircraft, believed to be a Hawker Hunter fighter jet participating in the Shoreham Airshow near Brighton, came down on a highway where it hit several vehicles as it crashed Saturday afternoon.

Local news reports carried video and photographs of a fireball erupting near trees and huge plumes of thick black smoke rising.

West Sussex Police said there were “several casualties” and that the highway was closed in bothdirections. The force did not elaborate on the conditions of those injured.

One pilot killed, another injured after helicopter crash at Russian airshow

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One pilot died and another was injured when a helicopter crashed at an airshow in the Russian region of Ryazan on Sunday.

During aerobatics at the event some 200 km (124 miles) south-east of Moscow, an Mi-28 helicopter went into a flat spin before crashing. Reuters footage showed a figure emerging from the wreckage after it burst into flame.

“The commander has died, the second pilot is alive. According to the second pilot, equipment failure caused the accident,” the head of the Russian Air Forces, Colonel General Viktor Bondarev, was quoted as saying by RIA news agency.