Plane And Pilot Involed In Shoreham Air Crash Were Due To Fly At Duxford

25 August 2015, 07:27

Andy Hill, whose Hawker Hunter jet crashed in a fireball on the A27 in West Sussex on Saturday, was set to fly the plane at the Battle of Britain 75th anniversary show in Duxford, Cambridgeshire, the Imperial War Museum (IWM) said.

A spokeswoman for the museum said the event - which is close to the M11 - would still take place on September 19 and 20 but it would be ``revised'' following the tragedy.

She said: ``Our thoughts and condolences go out to those involved in the tragic accident at Shoreham at the weekend.

``The Hawker Hunter T7 was scheduled to fly at the Battle of Britain Air Show at Duxford in September. However, in light of the accident and ongoing investigation, the programme will be revised.''

She added: ``Over the coming days, IWM will be in discussion with the Civil Aviation Authority and relevant partners regarding the recently announced restrictions and changes to UK civil air displays.''

Air shows have been forced to alter their schedules after the aviation regulator introduced tough new restrictions following the Shoreham plane crash.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has banned ``vintage jets'' - which is believed to mean jets built before the mid-1960s - from carrying out high-energy acrobatics.

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