Shoreham air crash: Pilot Andy Hill to be charged over deaths

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Shoreham air crash: Pilot Andy Hill to be charged over deaths

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Post by Les Nessman » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:04 pm

The pilot of a vintage jet which crashed on to a dual carriageway during the Shoreham Airshow, killing 11 men, is to be charged with manslaughter.

Andy Hill was performing aerobatics when the Hawker Hunter jet crashed on to the A27 in Sussex on 22 August 2015.

Families of those who died have waited nearly three years to learn whether charges would be brought, an MP said.

Mr Hill, who is 54 on Thursday, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on 19 April.

He is to face 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence and one of endangering an aircraft, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.

Mr Hill was questioned for the first time by police in December 2015 under caution, but was not arrested. He had voluntarily attended an interview.

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Post by Raffles » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:17 am

It will really be very difficult to prove negligence in whatever degree. And judging from other recent UK court verdicts, who knows if this bloke will have a really fair trial.



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Post by Bell 407 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:38 am

Agreed. Going to be an interesting trial :thinking:



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Post by Downwind » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:05 pm

A tragedy all round.



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