A FIRST aider has told of his battle to reach pilot Andy Hill in the immediate aftermath of Saturday’s crash.

Tony Kemp and others worked in fear of further explosions as they tried to move him from the burning jet.

The nurse consultant and vice-chairman of the British Association for Immediate Care had been helping the Red Cross at the Shoreham Airshow when the Hawker Hunter crashed.

He was the first medical professional on the scene and made straight for the cockpit before being quickly joined by two off-duty doctors Marieanne Jackson and Karen Eastman, along with paramedics from South East Coast Ambulance Service and the air ambulance.

He said: “You are faced with this awful scene of devastation. You are dealing with people who are just staring. They should never have to see anything like that.”

Mr Hill has now been moved to a specialist hospital but remains in a critical but stable condition.