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Pilot whose plane crashed at Shoreham Airshow killing 11 denies manslaughter

The Hertfordshire pilot whose plane crashed during the 2015 Shoreham Airshow killing 11 men has appe..

By admin , in Cambridge , at April 19, 2018

The Hertfordshire pilot whose plane crashed during the 2015 Shoreham Airshow killing 11 men has appeared in court to indicate not-guilty pleas over the tragedy.

Andrew Hill, 54, of Sandon, Hertfordshire, who performed at airshows at Imperial War Museum Duxford, faces 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence and one count of recklessly or negligently endangering an aircraft under air navigation laws.

He appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court today (April 19) for a 14-minute hearing at which he confirmed his name, date of birth and address.

Andrew Hill (Image: PA)

Senior district judge Emma Arbuthnot released him on bail until his next appearance at the Old Bailey next month.

The crash occurred when a vintage Hawker Hunter jet plummeted on to the A27 in West Sussex during a loop-the-loop stunt at the Shoreham Airshow on August 22, 2015.

Floral tributes are left on a bridge near the A27 at Shoreham in West Sussex, close to the scene of the Shoreham air disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 26, 2015.

The 11 men who died were: wedding chauffeur Maurice Abrahams, 76, from Brighton; retired engineer James Mallinson, 72, from Newick, near Lewes; window cleaner and builder Mark Trussler, 54, from Worthing; cycling friends Dylan Archer, 42, from Brighton, and Richard Smith, 26, from Hove; NHS manager Tony Brightwell, 53, from Hove; grandfather Mark Reeves, 53, from Seaford; Worthing United footballers Matthew Grimstone and Jacob Schilt, both 23; personal trainer Matt Jones, 24; and Daniele Polito, 23, from Worthing.

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Hill, a trained Royal Air Force instructor and fast jet pilot, was thrown clear of the aircraft, taken to hospital with serious injuries and placed into an induced coma before being discharged.

Pilot whose plane crashed at Shoreham Airshow killing 11 denies manslaughter

The Hertfordshire pilot whose plane crashed during the 2015 Shoreham Airshow killing 11 men has appe..

By admin , in Cambridge , at April 19, 2018

The Hertfordshire pilot whose plane crashed during the 2015 Shoreham Airshow killing 11 men has appeared in court to indicate not-guilty pleas over the tragedy.

Andrew Hill, 54, of Sandon, Hertfordshire, who performed at airshows at Imperial War Museum Duxford, faces 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence and one count of recklessly or negligently endangering an aircraft under air navigation laws.

He appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court today (April 19) for a 14-minute hearing at which he confirmed his name, date of birth and address.

Andrew Hill (Image: PA)

Senior district judge Emma Arbuthnot released him on bail until his next appearance at the Old Bailey next month.

The crash occurred when a vintage Hawker Hunter jet plummeted on to the A27 in West Sussex during a loop-the-loop stunt at the Shoreham Airshow on August 22, 2015.

Floral tributes are left on a bridge near the A27 at Shoreham in West Sussex, close to the scene of the Shoreham air disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 26, 2015.

The 11 men who died were: wedding chauffeur Maurice Abrahams, 76, from Brighton; retired engineer James Mallinson, 72, from Newick, near Lewes; window cleaner and builder Mark Trussler, 54, from Worthing; cycling friends Dylan Archer, 42, from Brighton, and Richard Smith, 26, from Hove; NHS manager Tony Brightwell, 53, from Hove; grandfather Mark Reeves, 53, from Seaford; Worthing United footballers Matthew Grimstone and Jacob Schilt, both 23; personal trainer Matt Jones, 24; and Daniele Polito, 23, from Worthing.

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Hill, a trained Royal Air Force instructor and fast jet pilot, was thrown clear of the aircraft, taken to hospital with serious injuries and placed into an induced coma before being discharged.

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