Shoreham crash pilot found not guilty of manslaughter

LONDON | The pilot of a Hawker Hunter that crashed at the Shoreham Airshow in August 2015, killing 11 people, has been acquitted.

Andy Hill had been attempting a loop at the time of the accident, which prosecutors said was flown lower and slower than it should have been. They accused the 54-year-old of reckless flying at the seven-week trial at the Old Bailey.

The defence said Mr Hill was suffering “cognitive impairment” at the time of the crash, possibly due to high G-forces.

The trial concluded on Tuesday 5th March with the verdict following on Friday morning. Previously, Mr Hill had also been cleared of one count of endangering the safety of an aircraft.