Shoreham air crash
A pilot has been pulled from a burning plane at the Shoreham Airshow Kim@Orchidflower / Twitter

The pilot of a Hawker Hunter jet has been pulled from the burning wreckage of his plane when it crashed at the Shoreham Airshow in West Sussex. Eyewitnesses said the plane may have been attempting a somersault manoeuvre before it came down at the show in West Sussex.

Sussex police have said there are several further casualties with the plane hitting a number of vehicles on landing. The crash site is close to the busy A27 which is closed in both directions.

The condition of the pilot is yet unknown.

The single-seat Hawker Hunter is a subsonic British jet first developed in the 1950s. It is one of more than 50 aircraft set to feature at the show, which marks the 75th anniversary Battle of Britain.