A JURY has been sworn in for the trial of a pilot whose plane crashed during the Shoreham Airshow, killing 11 men.

A 1950s Hawker Hunter fighter jet plummeted onto the A27 dual carriageway in West Sussex while it was performing a loop-the-loop stunt at 1.22pm on August 22 2015.

Andrew Hill, pictured, denies 11 charges of manslaughter by gross negligence. The trained Royal Air Force instructor, fast jet pilot and computer programmer was thrown clear of the aircraft but taken to hospital with serious injuries and placed into an induced coma before being discharged.

The 54-year-old, of Sandon, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, wore a dark suit and white shirt with glasses when he appeared in the dock at the Old Bailey. A jury of eight women and four men was sworn in during the afternoon.
Jurors were selected from a panel of 56 people.

The victims are Maurice Abrahams, 76; Dylan Archer, 42; Tony Brightwell, 53; Matthew Grimstone, 23; Matt Jones, 24; Graham Mallinson, 72; Daniele Polito, 23; Mark Reeves, 53; Jacob Schilt, 23; Richard Smith, 26; and Mark Trussler, 54, who all lived in Sussex.

The trial is being heard before senior judge Mr Justice Edis QC. Prosecutor Tom Kark QC is expected to open the case on Wednesday.