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REPORT : Plane recovered from sea after pilot's controlled crash

The pilot and his passenger managed to swim to shore

Two men have had a dramatic escape when their light aircraft ditched into the sea at Shoreham.

They managed to swim to the beach and apart from being shocked they were otherwise unhurt.

An investigation will now be held to find out exactly what went wrong.

Our reporter Andy Dickenson spoke to eye witnesses:

Andy spoke to Inspector Stuart Goodwin from Sussex Police, and eyewitnesses Donna Milton, Emma Kennard and Nick Bengtsson.

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Final report to be published into Shoreham tragedy

The final Shoreham report will be published today Credit: ITV

Air accident investigators will publish their final report into the Shoreham Airshow disaster today. It's taken 18 months and was designed to determine the cause of the crash and make safety recommendations to prevent a similar incident.

Eleven men were killed when a Hawker Hunter jet failed to pull out of a loop-the loop and crashed on the busy A27 in August 2015. The pilot survived the impact. The victims' families have been allowed to look at the report ahead of its publication.

Final report to be published on Shoreham disaster

The final report into the disaster is being published Credit: ITV

Air accident investigators will publish their final report into the Shoreham Airshow disaster tomorrow (Friday). It's taken 18 months and was designed to determine the cause of the crash and make safety recommendations to prevent a similar incident.

Eleven men were killed when a Hawker Hunter jet failed to pull out of a loop-the loop and crashed on to a busy A27 in August 2015. The pilot survived the impact. The victims' families have been allowed to look at the report ahead of its publication.

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Engineers build 7km wall in battle against climate change

It was almost three years ago to the day that many residents in an area of Shoreham-by-Sea found themselves mopping up flood water. Now work's underway on a multi-million pound flood defence scheme for the town.

The ambitious plan includes building a seven kilometre barrier along the River Adur.

The project began just a few weeks ago - and today the Secretary of State for the Environment went to see how it's progressing.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Andrea Leadsom MP, flood victim Lucy Gabriel and Dave Robinson of the Environment Agency.

Man jumps off flyover into river 'for fun'

Credit: Shoreham Lifeboat

Coastguards are issuing warnings after a major alert was sparked by a man jumping off Shoreham flyover into the River Adur 'for fun'.

The coastguard, RNLI and police were called to the scene at midday on Saturday following reports a man wearing a wetsuit was balancing on the railing of the bridge before leaping in.

He had been helped out of the water and was being looked after by police when coastguard crews arrived.

The man was spotted jumping of the Shoreham flyover Credit: Google Images

The Coastguard later tweeted that 'very strong words of advice' were given.

New date set for Shoreham air crash pre-inquest review

Credit: PA

A new date for the pre-inquest review into the 11 deaths following the Shoreham air crash has been set for Monday 21st November 2016.

The second pre-inquest review is an administrative hearing and will be held at Parkside in Horsham.

The 11 who died in the air crash were:

  • Maurice Rex Abrahams, 76, of Brighton
  • Dylan Archer, 42, of Brighton
  • Anthony David Brightwell, 53, of Hove
  • Matthew Grimstone, 23, of Brighton
  • Matthew Wesley Jones, 24, of Littlehampton
  • James Graham Mallinson, 72, of Newick
  • Daniele Gaetano Polito, 23, of Goring by Sea
  • Mark Alexander Reeves, 53, of Seaford
  • Jacob Henry Schilt, 23, of Brighton
  • Richard Jonathan Smith, 26, of Hove
  • Mark James Trussler, 54, of Worthing
Credit: ITV Meridian

They were killed when a Hawker Hunter jet crashed during a display at the Shoreham Airshow on Saturday 22 August 2015.

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