Pilot of Shoreham Airshow Crash Charged With Manslaughter


    On Wednesday, prosecutors said that the pilot who was flying a vintage fighter jet that crashed into a busy road in southern England way back in 2015 had been charged with manslaughter. The accident killed 11 people.

    Andrew Hill, the pilot, was showing off an acrobatics display at the Shoreham Airshow when the said crash happened. It is considered to be the third (and by far the most deadly) at the event since 2007.

    The Hawker Hunter plane was a type that is developed by the United Kingdom way back in the 1950s. The plane hit numerous cars on the major road that is next to the Shoreham airport located near Brighton, where the airshow was taking place.

    Hill sustained serious injuries, but he survived. However, eleven people, some of them on the roadside or in their cars, were killed.

    In a statement from the Crown Prosecution Service of Britain, Simon Ringrose, The reviewing lawyer, was cited as saying: “Following a careful review of the evidence I have found there is sufficient evidence to charge Andrew Hill with the manslaughter by gross negligence of the 11 men who died.”

    He said that Hill would also face charges of endangering an aircraft and would be required to appear before the courts “in due course.”

    The said crash prompted the United Kingdom to impose new safety restrictions on airshows.