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7 Dead, Over 14 Injured as Plane Crashes during Shoreham Airshow

planeA Cold War-era Hawker Hunter jet crashed during Shoreham Airshow at Shoreham Airport in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, United Kingdom, on August 22.

The plane was flying a loop when it went down, hitting several vehicles on A27.

At least 7 people were killed in the crash.

The pilot sustained serious injuries and was flown to Royal Sussex County Hospital. At least 13 others were also injured.

The event was cancelled due to the crash.

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Virgin Atlantic Plane Returns to Gatwick Airport due to Landing Gear Problem

Virgin AtlanticVirgin Atlantic flight VS43 had to return and make an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport in Sussex, England, on December 29.

According to an airline statement, “Virgin Atlantic can confirm that flight VS43 on 29 December, travelling to McCarran international airport Las Vegas, returned to Gatwick due to a technical issue with one of the landing gears.”

The Boeing 747 circled over the south coast of England before it landed uneventfully, shortly before 16:00 GMT. No one aboard was injured.

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