It's been revealed nearly half the safety measures called for by aviation experts after the Shoreham airshow disaster have NOT been acted on.
Now, there are calls for the Department for Transport to investigate why the Civil Aviation Authority hasn't adopted some of the safety recommendations from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.
A statement from the UK Civil Aviation Authority said: “The AAIB has published its annual status update, which does not contain anything new but repeats recommendations that have previously been announced and which the CAA continues to review. The AAIB has not yet concluded its investigation into the Shoreham air show accident in 2015. It is very common that, during the course of such a major investigation, the status of recommendations will change by the time the final report is published and we fully expect that to be the case. It would be wrong for us to comment in any more detail on an ongoing investigation, however all of the existing recommendations and those to come will be considered in the round once the AAIB has concluded its investigation. We continue to work with the AAIB on a range of matters and this progress will be reflected in their next update.”
The CAA say they took immediate action after the Shoreham Air Show including a number of restrictions to air displays including grounding civil Hawker Hunter aircraft and limiting the display manoeuvres of similar ex-military jet aircraft flying over land to fly-pasts only. They say they are " committed to doing everything we can to make air shows even safer. We continue to review the impact of these new safety measures and identify other areas to help enhance air show safety."
We spoke to Tim Loughton - MP for East Worthing and Shoreham.