Shoreham crash pilot pleads not guilty to manslaughter

Posted On 19 Apr 2018 at 11:23 am

Andy Hill

The pilot of the jet which crashed and killed 11 people at the Shoreham air show has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter at Westminster Magistrates Court this morning.

Andy Hill, 53, of Sandon Road, Sandon, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, who was flying a vintage Hawker Hunter jet, survived the crash on Saturday, 22 August, 2015.

He has been charged with 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence and one count of endangering an aircraft.

He was released on bail to appear at the next hearing at the Old Bailey court on May 17.

The inquest into the 11 deaths will be further postponed until after the criminal case is over.

The 11 who died in the air crash were
Maurice Abrahams, 76, of Brighton
Dylan Archer, 42, of Brighton
Tony Brightwell, 53, of Hove
Matt Grimstone, 23, of Brighton
Matt Jones, 24, of Littlehampton
Graham Mallinson, 72, of Newick
Daniele Polito, 23, of Goring
Mark Reeves, 53, of Seaford
Jacob Schilt, 23, of Brighton
Richard Smith, 26, of Hove
Mark Trussler, 54, of Worthing

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