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  2. Updates on Friday 3 March 2017

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  1. Our live coverage has come to an end

    Thank you for joining us today as we reported on the release of the report into the Shoreham crash.

    Our coverage has now come to an end. 

  2. Air crash report: Safety recommendations

    AAIB report

    The 219-page report into the Shoreham air crash has recommended a number of changes to the way air shows are conducted in future. 

    • Pilots must tell organisers exactly what manoeuvres they'll carry out and where.
    • Display aircraft should be separated from the public to minimise risk of injury.
    • Pilots should be trained in escape manoeuvres - and this knowledge, and ability, should be assessed as part of the display authorisation process.
  3. Shoreham Airshow: The victims

    Eighteen months after the Shoreham Airshow disaster, which saw a vintage jet crashing into the A27, a report has been published into what went wrong that day.

    One of the findings was that organisers had not carried out a sufficient assessment to "manage risks to the public" and they had no idea what the pilot had planned to do or where he planned to do it.

    In total, 11 people were killed in the crash. Here's who they were:

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    Video caption: Who were the Shoreham air show victims?
  4. Vicar tells of Shoreham families' pain

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    Shoreham vicar Rev Terry Stratford said the report into the Shoreham air crash needed to be "thorough", even if it took a long time to complete.   

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    Video caption: Shoreham vicar Rev Terry Stratford said the report had to be thorough
  5. Air crash report: 'This is a very important day'

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    The MP for East Worthing and Shoreham Tim Loughton says today is a very important day, not just for the families of the victims of the Shoreham air crash but also for the entire community.   

    Quote Message: It is important to remember that the safety record of civilian air shows in the UK is an impressive one and this tragedy represents the first loss of civilian life on the ground since the Farnborough air crash back in the 1950s, but the report identifies clear failures in risk assessments and risk controls that should have been operating at Shoreham and for whatever reason were not doing so effectively as they might have done.
    Shoreham crase scene
    Quote Message: The report recommends a number of changes to the way that air shows operate in the future to minimise risks yet further. For the sake of the families, we now need to see a swift decision by the police and the Crown Prosecution Service as to whether any legal action is going to take place with a full and transparent explanation of the reasons for that." from Tim Loughton MP for East Worthing and Shoreham
    Tim Loughton MP for East Worthing and Shoreham
  6. Air crash report: 'Simply unacceptable'

    A solicitor acting on behalf of the victims' families says the report has not given them closure.

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    Video caption: sOLICITOR
  7. How the crash happened?

    Here's how the loop manoeuvre should have been safely carried out compared to what actually happened 

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    Video caption: How the Shoreham crash happened
  8. Air crash report: Football club's tribute to victims

    The vice-chairman of Worthing United Football Club has been paying tribute to two victims of the Shoreham air crash, after investigators published their final report. 

    Players Jacob Schilt and Matt Grimstone were on their way to a match when the Hawker Hunter jet hit their vehicle.

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    Video caption: Worthing United vice-chairman pays tribute to air crash victims
  9. The route of the jet

    Here's a picture of the route the Hawker Hunter jet took before crashing on the A27.

    Jet route
  10. Air crash report: 'This has been a devastating accident'

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Air accident investigators have published their final report into the Shoreham airshow disaster, in 2015, when a vintage jet performing a stunt crashed onto the A27 killing 11 people.

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    Video caption: Firth
  11. Police hope to send files to CPS before inquest

    Quote Message: We have been waiting some time for this report and it will take us some time to review. Our progress has been dependent on this final report and as a result of the ruling in the High Court, much of the material contained in it has not been seen by the investigation team until now.
    Quote Message: We hope to do everything we can to submit a file of material to the CPS in advance of the pre-inquest review on June 20." from Det Ch Insp Paul Rymarz Sussex Police
    Det Ch Insp Paul RymarzSussex Police
  12. Shoreham families demand answers

    Some of the families of the 11 men who died at Shoreham say they still want more answers as to why it happened.

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    Video caption: Shoreham families demand answers
  13. Air crash report: 'Pilot can't remember anything'

    Richard Westcott

    Transport correspondent

    Accident investigators interviewed the Shoreham pilot several times but critically, he can’t remember anything about the accident.

    They say his flight helmet had dents in so it’s possible he hit his head.

    What that means is that, although they know the aircraft was flying too low and too slow, and that the engine wasn’t at full power when it should have been, they can only speculate as to why.

    One possible explanation they’ve looked at is whether the pilot got confused with another jet aircraft, called a Jet Provost, that he normally flies.

    The height and speed he started the Shoreham manoeuvre would be right for the Jet Provost, because it is smaller and lighter than the Hunter.

    Aviation specialists have suggested that he may have got the planes muddled up. But it’s unlikely that we will ever know for sure.

  14. Air crash report: Statement from organisers

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Quote Message: Following the publication of the final AAIB report into the Shoreham Airshow crash, the thoughts and sympathies of everyone associated with the Airshow are with the families of the victims on what will understandably be an emotional day.
    Quote Message: The report clearly confirms that a series of errors by an experienced and fully authorised pilot were the cause of the tragic crash on 22 August 2015.
    Quote Message: The Shoreham Airshow has been an important part of the local community for 26 years, raising over £2m for charity. The organisers always worked hard to ensure the event was both safe and successful. Our main aim in 2015 was to do just that, but there are findings in the report that will require further analysis and reflection.
    Quote Message: The report also contains important recommendations for the CAA, as well as the wider airshow industry, and these must be noted carefully. Any recommendations made by the AAIB that are aimed at improving the safety of air displays can only be welcomed.
    Quote Message: The organisers of the Airshow will continue to participate in the ongoing inquest as an interested party." from RAFA Organisers of the Shoreham Airshow Spokesman
    RAFA Organisers of the Shoreham Airshow Spokesman
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    Video caption: Worthing United vice-chairman pays tribute to air crash victims
  16. Date announced for Shoreham pre-inquest review

    A new date has been set for the rescheduled pre-inquest review into the deaths of 11 men at the Shoreham air show.  The rescheduled date is Tuesday 20 June 2017. It was originally postponed to await the final report from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), which was published earlier.

  17. Air crash report: Safety recommendations

    Shoreham air crash report

    The 219-page report into the Shoreham air crash has recommended a number of changes to the way air shows are conducted in future. 

    • Pilots must tell organisers exactly what manoeuvres they'll carry out and where.
    • Display aircraft should be separated from the public to minimise risk of injury.
    • Pilots should be trained in escape manoeuvres - and this knowledge, and ability, should be assessed as part of the display authorisation process.
  18. Vicar tells of Shoreham families' pain

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    Shoreham vicar Rev Terry Stratford said the report into the Shoreham air crash needed to be "thorough", even if it took a long time to complete. 

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    Video caption: Shoreham vicar Rev Terry Stratford said the report had to be thorough
  19. Shoreham: The 11 victims

    Shoreham victims
    Image caption: (Top row, left to right) Matt Jones, Matthew Grimstone, Jacob Schilt, Maurice Abrahams, Richard Smith. (Bottom row, left to right) Mark Reeves, Tony Brightwell, Mark Tussler, Daniele Polito, Dylan Archer, Graham Mallinson

    Who were the 11 men who died when the vintage Hawker Hunter jet crashed on the A27?

    • Matt Jones, 24 - a personal trainer
    • Daniele Polito, 23 - he was travelling in the same car as Mr Jones
    • Matthew Grimstone, 23 - a Worthing United footballer who worked as a groundsman at Brighton & Hove Albion
    • Jacob Schilt, 23 - a Worthing United player travelling to a match with Mr Grimstone
    • Maurice Abrahams, 76 - a chauffeur on his way to pick up a bride on her wedding day
    • Richard Smith, 26, and Dylan Archer, 42 - friends who were going for a bike ride on the South Downs
    • Mark Reeves, 53 - he had taken his motorcycle to the perimeter of Shoreham Airport to take photos of the planes
    • Tony Brightwell, 53, - an aircraft enthusiast who had learned to fly at Shoreham airfield
    • Mark Trussler, 54 - thought to have been riding his motorcycle on the A27
    • Graham Mallinson, 72 - a keen photographer and retired engineer