Today’s conclusion of the investigation into the Shoreham Airshow disaster “will not ease the pain” of the victims’ families “but their voices “have been heard,” their attorney said.
The families of the 11 men killed in the 2015 A27 plane crash hugged and wept after the chief medical examiner said their loved ones died after a “series of gross errors” by pilot Andrew Hill.
Chief Medical Examiner Penelope Schofield ruled that the men were unlawfully killed.
The lawyer representing most of the families of the Shoreham Airshow crash victims said they have “reached the end of the road” in terms of court proceedings.
Sarah Stewart, of Stewarts Law Firm, said: “The families we represent would like to thank the chief medical examiner for her thorough investigation.
“The chief medical examiner has determined that the deaths of 11 innocent men in the August 22, 2015 Shoreham airshow disaster were avoidable.
“The bereaved have waited more than seven years to reach this point and while the chief medical examiner’s conclusion will not ease the pain of their loss, their voices have been heard.
“The families we represent have come to the end of their journey, their journey after seven long years is the end of the road.”
On Tuesday, Chief Medical Examiner Penelope Schofield announced her narrative verdict on the unlawful killing of all 11 men: “Eleven innocent lives were horribly lost on August 22, 2015. Lives cut way too short.
“This tremendous loss will be borne by the families for the rest of their lives.
“It’s been a long road, like seven years, for you to get the answers you wanted.
“It was a difficult road to get to this stage. I hope you feel that through this process you now have a voice.”
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