Andrew Hill has been cleared of 11 counts of manslaughter after crashing an eight-tonne jet-black on to a busy street in a failed aerobatic loop-the-loop. Who is the captain at the centre of the deadliest breath prove catastrophe in Britain in more than 60 years?
Eighteen months before Andy Hill crashed an ex-military jet and killed 11 boys outside the Shoreham Airshow, the former RAF and British Airways pilot’s aerobatic prowess featured in an episode of ITV drama Midsomer Murders.
His home-built plane simulated an out-of-control dive, in which the captain narrowly avoided a mob of spectators after pushing his aircraft to the limit.
An air traffic controller told the fictional aviator: “You are headed for the crowds.”
It would prove to be a tragic foreshadowing.