Pilot Andy Hill survived the Shoreham crash which killed 11 people. Credit: Air Shows
Pilot, Andy Hill involved in the Shoreham air show crash, which claimed 11 lives, was involved in a prior incident at 2014 Southport Air Show in 2014.
David Walton, who was flight director of Southport Air Show, told ITV news that he believed Andy Hill was flying ‘too low and too close to the crowd.’
David Walton told ITV news that he then put a stop call in.
Pilot, Andy Hill suffered serious injuries in the Shoreham crash, which killed 11 people and injured 16.
He was thrown free from the aircraft during the incident and was taken to hospital in a critical condition. He was first interviewed by police in December.
No arrests have been made. The Air Accidents Investigations Branch (AAIB) investigation into the crash is ongoing.
Temporary restrictions on stunts by old military planes will remain in place until the probe is completed.
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A Civil Aviation Authority spokesperson said: “We are aware of an incident that took place at the Southport Airshow in 2014 following which the CAA took appropriate action in conjunction with the show’s organisers.
“We have been informed that this incident currently forms part of an on-going investigation by Sussex Police. The CAA continues to support the police and AAIB with their investigations.
“Due to the on-going nature of this investigation, it would not be appropriate to comment any further at this stage.”
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