US News Shoreham air crash: Pilot Andy Hill pleads not guilty to 11 charges of manslaughter

12:40  15 may  2018
12:40  15 may  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

€26,000 raised for pilot and boy (7) killed in plane crash

  €26,000 raised for pilot and boy (7) killed in plane crash More than €26,000 has been raised for the families of seven-year-old Kacper Kacprzak and pilot Neil Bowditch, who were killed in a plane crash in Offaly on Sunday afternoon. A GoFundMe campaign, set up by Irish Parachute Club member Allaiouti Hassan, said they are heartbroken by the loss of "two cherished members"."This is a difficult time for us all," he wrote."I know that our skydiving family and the wider community want to come together and do what we can to support the families affected by this tragic accident."I myself have a son the same age as Kacper who loves planes.

The jet's pilot appeared Shoreham air disaster pilot pleads not guilty to all 11 manslaughter charges . Andy Hill , 53, from, Sandon, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, near Royston, was performing aerobatics when the Hawker Hunter jet he was flying crashed onto the A27 Mar 21

Pilot Andrew Hill has appeared in court charged with 11 counts of manslaughter . The pilot of the jet which crashed at Shoreham Air Show has appeared in court charged with killing 11 people.

Andy Hill has been charged over the crash © Other Andy Hill has been charged over the crash

Pilot Andy Hill has pleaded not guilty to 11 charges of manslaughter after the Shoreham Air Show crash in 2015.

Hill, 54, from Sandon, Hertfordshire was putting on an aerobatics display when his Hawker Hunter jet came down on the A27 in West Sussex, killing 11 men.

He is due to face trial at The Old Bailey on January 14 next year on charges of manslaughter by gross negligence and one charge of negligently endangering an aircraft.

Andy Hill appearing in court last month Andy Hill appearing in court last month

Hill suffered serious injuries after he was thrown clear of the plane when it crashed on the dual carriageway on August 22, 2015.

Amongst those who died were two Worthing United footballers, Matthew Grimstone, 23, and Jacob Schilt, also 23, who were both travelling to a match.


Tributes to schoolboy (7) who died with pilot in plane tragedy .
Tributes have been paid to the seven-year-old boy who died in a plane crash, along with the pilot, in Co Offaly.He was killed alongside pilot Niall Bowditch, from the UK, when their plane nose-dived into a forest near Clonbullogue at about 2.30pm on Sunday.

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