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Shoreham Airshow crash pilot has still to be quizzed

By Tom Pugh

Published 02/10/2015

Police are still waiting to question the pilot of the jet that crashed during the Shoreham Airshow, killing 11 people, because his "fitness" has not been confirmed.

Andrew Hill, who was left fighting for his life after a failed loop-the-loop manoeuvre, was released last month but has yet to talk to investigating authorities.

A spokesman for Sussex Police confirmed victims' families had been informed of the reasons for the delay and said offices were still gathering evidence to "gain maximum benefit" from an interview.

The spokesman added: "The interview of the pilot forms an integral part of the investigation, but at this time his fitness for interview has not been confirmed.

"Additionally, we're still in an evidence-gathering stage as we need to understand every element of what is a very complex subject."

An interim report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch found "no abnormal indications" in its probe of the crash and said the plane's controls appeared to have been working normally.

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