Shoreham Airshow crash pre-inquest review to be held next week

A pre-inquest review into the 11 deaths following the Shoreham airshow crash is due to be held on Tuesday, following months of delays.

Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 10:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 11:00 am
Hundreds gathered to remember those who died at first anniversary memorial event last year

The review was postponed from November due to the ongoing police investigation and so that the Air Accident Investigation Branch final report could be considered.

The pre-inquest review is scheduled to be held by West Sussex Coroner Penelope Schofield from 10.30am to 1pm at the new coroner’s court in Woodfield Road in Crawley.

It is an administrative hearing and no evidence will be heard.

It is hoped that the full inquest date will be confirmed at the hearing, though it may be necessary to hold a further pre-inquest review hearing before that date, a spokesperson said.

Eleven men lost their lives when a vintage Hawker Hunter jet crashed during a display at the airshow on Saturday, August 22, 2015.