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Shoreham trial to start

AviationPosted by Peter Smith Wed, January 09, 2019 13:40:22
Nearly three and a half years after the event the trial of Andy Hill, the pilot at the centre of the Shoreham air crash, is due to start next week. The 11 charges of manslaughter are being denied and initial reports suggest that the defence will state that the pilot was disabled by G-Forces. Whilst not claiming to be an expert in any way I can't help feeling that any disabling G-Force would have been brought on by the pilot anyway. We shall see over the next few weeks I guess.

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Posted by Gaz Fri, March 08, 2019 11:55:19

Words fail me...........................................................

Posted by Gaz Tue, February 19, 2019 11:35:48

Exactly Peter, that's all he has to do and like you said also he does not have to say he is a twat just hold his hands up and except responsibility. No amount of fine or compensation will bring the eleven dead back but a little understanding and compassion might go along way and end his and the families heartache. He has been punished enough because he has to live with this everyday for the rest of his life. But the media and the 'We love Andy Hill brigade have done this incident no favours.

Posted by Peter Tue, February 19, 2019 10:25:42

Sadly this is the way of the world. Pull out in front of someone blame the sun, get done for speeding say your passenger was driving. Probably no one knows exactly what went on at Shoreham, there has to be a bit of speculation but Mr Hill could stand up and accept responsibility even without saying he was a twat. At the end of the day he was in charge from start to finish, there is no one else to blame.

Posted by Gaz Mon, February 18, 2019 11:21:01

Why does he not just stand up in court and say he made a total balls up and as a result 11 people going about their everyday lives died and that he is terribly sorry ? The relatives would respect him for it having gained an account of what really happened and could be allowed to move on. But to stand up in court on oath and deny through his actions the manslaughter of 11 people that shows what kind of person he is. But to start peddling mechanical issues at this stage against the findings of the AAIB beggars beyond belief. And what disgusts me most is elsewhere so called friends and fans of him are still banging the drum for him. No doubt he will walk out of court off the hook all thanks to his highly paid defence team.

Posted by Peter Fri, February 15, 2019 17:45:54

As we said, selective memory.

Posted by Gaz Thu, February 14, 2019 15:58:35

Could not remember anything but told medical staff he had blacked out and remembered he was a good pilot also. Hmm l bet he does.

Posted by Gaz Thu, February 14, 2019 15:58:33

Could not remember anything but told medical staff he had blacked out and remembered he was a good pilot also. Hmm l bet he does.

Posted by Gaz Thu, January 10, 2019 15:11:34

Let's hope every angle is covered and that this trial does not turn into a farse at the expense of the 11 lost outside the confines of the airfield.

Posted by Peter Thu, January 10, 2019 12:56:52

Selectively I would guess!

Posted by Gaz Thu, January 10, 2019 10:17:15

Has his memory come back then ?