PILOT Andy Hill is today due to appear in court charged with 11 counts of manslaughter following the Shoreham Airshow disaster.

Last month prosecutors announced that Hill would be tried for 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence in relation to the August 2015 tragedy.

Hill, of Sandon Road, Sandon, Hertfordshire, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this morning.

He is also charged with endangering an aircraft.

Hill was put into a medically induced coma after the crash but later recovered with no lasting injuries. 

The 11 men who died in the crash were Maurice Abrahams, 76, of Woodingdean; Dylan Archer, 42, of Brighton; Tony Brightwell, 53, of Hove; Matthew Grimstone, 23, of Brighton; Matt Jones, 24, of Littlehampton; Graham Mallinson, 72, of Newick; Daniele Polito, 23, of Goring; Mark Reeves, 53, of Seaford; Jacob Schilt, 23, of Brighton; Richard Smith, 26, of Hove and Mark Trussler, 54, of Worthing.

The Argus will be in court today - the first time Hill has been seen publically since the crash. Full details of the hearing will be published online as they happen.