Police investigating the Shoreham Airshow crash that left 11 people dead have questioned a 51-year-old man, believed to be the pilot Andy Hill. Officers from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said Hill voluntarily attended an appointment with detectives at a police station in Hertfordshire and was interviewed under caution, but not arrested.
Hill was placed into an induced coma following the crash on to the busy A27 in August. The pilot was attempting a loop-the-loop manoeuvre in his Hawker Hunter jet but lost control and ploughed into the cars below, killing 11 people.
Sussex Police said in September they wanted to speak to Hill "as soon as possible" in connection with the crash. The families of the victims previously spoke about their frustration that police have delayed interviewing Hill about the crash. In October, Detective Chief Inspector Paul Rymarz explained: "The interview of the pilot forms an integral part of the police investigation, but at this time his fitness for interview has not been confirmed."
The family of Hill, an experienced pilot described as the "best of the best", said they were "devastated" at the loss of lives. In a statement, they added: "Following the tragic events at the Shoreham Airshow on Saturday, the pilot's family are devastated and deeply saddened for the loss of life, and they send their prayers and heartfelt condolences to the families of all those affected at this difficult time."