Show pilot ‘did nothing’ to avoid crash

chairman Image copyright PA Image caption The courtroom heard the aircraft erupted in a “massive fireball” where reference is reached the ground

A pilot was “doing nothing” to avoid crashing his jet at the Shoreham Airshow killing 11 men, national courts heard.

Derek Davis, chairman of the show’s flying control committee, said in the second largest before he knew something was incorrect with Andy Hill’s flight.

Mr Hill is on trial at the Old Bailey after his Hawker Hunter crashed on the A27 erupting into a “massive fireball”.

“I thought the aircraft on the descent was not being controlled, ” Mr Davis told the court.

Mr Hill, 54, denies 11 countings of manslaughter by gross negligence, in August 2015.

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