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Statement from the Royal International Air Tattoo following Shoreham Airshow Incident

Published: 24 Aug 2015   updated: 24 Mar 2016

Our thoughts are with all those involved in the tragic accident at the Shoreham Airshow on Saturday 22 August, in particular the family and friends of the bereaved and injured.

We feel it is important to allow the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) to complete its work and once it has established the cause of the accident, the Air Tattoo organisation will work with the British Air Display Association (BADA) in assisting both the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) with any review of its safety regulations.

In staging the Air Tattoo each year, safety has always been, and will remain, our number one priority and is core to all our operations.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“This is the best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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