Shoreham air show plane crash: Police have not questioned pilot Andrew Hill

11 people died when the vintage jet crashed

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Police have yet to question the man who crashed a plane at the Shoreham Airshow, killing 11 people.

Andrew Hill, who piloted a Hawker Hunter jet at the event last month, was rushed to hospital after an air stunt went badly wrong and his plane hurtled into the nearby A27.

Hill was released from care earlier this month, but investigators are still waiting to question him.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "We have not interviewed the pilot yet, but are looking to do so as soon as possible."

A report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) found "no abnormal indications" during the flight.

Investigators also said cockpit cameras showed the 1950s jet "appeared to be responding to the pilot's control inputs".

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A woman lays flowers near the site of the Shoreham crash

The victims who died were: wedding chauffeur Maurice Abrahams, 76, from Brighton; retired engineer James Graham Mallinson, 72, from Newick, near Lewes; window cleaner and general builder Mark Trussler, 54, from Worthing; cycling friends Dylan Archer, 42, from Brighton, and Richard Smith, 26, from Hove; NHS manager Tony Brightwell, 53, from Hove; grandfather Mark Reeves, 53, from Seaford; Worthing United footballers Matthew Grimstone and Jacob Schilt, both 23; personal trainer Matt Jones, 24; and Daniele Polito, 23, from Worthing.

The inquest into their deaths was opened and adjourned this month by West Sussex senior coroner Penelope Schofield. A pre-inquest review will take place on March 22.

Tributes left at the so-called "Bridge of Flowers" over the River Adur are to be preserved in a community archive, West Sussex County Council said.

Additional reporting by PA

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