THE FINAL Air Accident Investigation Branch report into the Shoreham Airshow crash will be published next week.

The long awaited conclusion of the government body’s investigation into the tragedy will be released on Friday, March 3, The Argus understands.

This follows a series of interim reports and updates by the AAIB since the disaster on August 22, 2015, which killed 11 men.

The 1955 plane, piloted by Andrew Hill, who survived the impact, crashed in a fireball on the busy A27 in front of thousands of spectators.

Sussex Police said last year that Mr Hill was being investigated for possible endangerment pursuant to Article 138 Air Navigation Order 2009 and also manslaughter by gross negligence.

The men 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.

A further pre-inquest review hearing will be held by West Sussex senior coroner Penelope Schofield on March 17 in Crawley.

The Shoreham Airshow will not be staged this summer, for the second year running.

See The Argus for full coverage of the report when it is published.