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Updated: England plane crash death toll 'highly likely to rise'

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Updated: England plane crash death toll 'highly likely to rise'

<p>Up to 11 people are feared to have been killed after a plane, performing at an air show, crashed into a busy road in southern England.</p> <p>Seven people were confirmed dead on Saturday.</p> <p>Police said on Sunday afternoon the death toll is likely to rise to 11.</p> <p>The pilot is in critical condition.</p> <p>The 1950s aircraft was performing a loop at Royal Air Forces Association (<span class="caps">RAFA</span>) Shoreham Airshow, near Brighton, when it came down in flames.</p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" class="player" frameborder="0" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/9cw_mB2N6Eg?rel=0&showinfo=0&wmode=transparent" type="text/html" webkitAllowFullScreen="" width="606" height="341"></iframe> <p>Journalist Laura Raymond, who witnessed the crash, explained to euronews what she saw:</p> <p>“We were watching the Hawker Hunter start its display. It did a big loop, we were watching from the top of a double decker bus, from probably half a mile away. Many of us thought that it was going rather low to the ground. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Shoreham crash: wedding limousine hit as jet smashes into major road, killing seven people <a href="http://t.co/wYaq4g5pk7">http://t.co/wYaq4g5pk7</a> <a href="http://t.co/z8pE4xhpBj">pic.twitter.com/z8pE4xhpBj</a></p>— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) <a href="https://twitter.com/Telegraph/status/635198273590968320">August 22, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>“And the next minute, there was a huge ball of fire and black smoke. And we knew that it hadn’t come down within the airfield perimeter and that it must have come down on the A27 (road).”</p> <p>Sussex Police said on Saturday evening that it was possible more bodies might be found, with the search of the wreckage set to continue through the night and into Sunday.</p> <p>The airshow was closed on Sunday.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tomorrow's airshow has been cancelled due to today's serious incident. A fuller statement will follow later. Please RT.</p>— Shoreham Airshow (@shorehamairshow) <a href="https://twitter.com/shorehamairshow/status/635149366341300224">August 22, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>