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It is a lengthy and detailed report that says the pilot was flying too
low and too slow. I am in Shoreham key ring reaction from a community
that has been deeply saddened by this community. -- Shoreham.
Also tonight it was a wholly avoidable death.
The driver, on his mobile phone, who killed another motorist
I think it is fair. The driving ban is going to hit quite hard.
It was the worst air display crash since the Farnborough
11 men died when a vintage Hawker Hunter jet failed
to pull out of a manoeuvre at the Shoreham Airshow in 2015.
The plane instead crashed onto the busy A27 dual carriageway.
Some of those who died were unsuspecting motorists
going about their daily business, others were spectators who'd
Today, the official report into what caused
Air Accidents Investigation Branch Experts concluded that.
The pilot, Andy Hill - was going too slow when he
He was also flying much too low - at less than half the height
He failed to notice both of these things.
He told investigators he doesn't remember
reaction from Shoreham - but first Steve Humphrey joins us
from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch HQ at Farnborough
The investigation into the crash has taken 18 months and this lengthy
document contained the detailed findings of the air accident
investigation Branch here in Farnborough. The pilot of the plane
that crashed, Andy Hill, was interviewed seven times but the
experienced pilot says she could not remember any details about the fatal
flight. The 52-year-old suffered severe injuries in the crash.
Investigators have produced this animation to show what went wrong.
The Hawker Hunter, which was 60 years old, had flown to Shoreham
It has entered at 185 feet, which should have been at
Investigators say maximum engine thrust was not
maintained during the upward half of manoeuvre.
Instead of reaching three and a half thousand feet to
complete the manoeuvre safely, it had only reached 207,000 feet.
Today's report says the aircraft did not
achieve sufficient height because of the combination of entry speed and
The report says the pilot appears not to have recognised the aircraft
was too low to complete the downward half of the manoeuvre and then it
What is new today? Today, we heard the pilot could have performed what
was known as an escape manoeuvre in the sky when he realised things were
going wrong. He had not practised that before any hawk Hunter. We have
also been critical of the risk assessment. They say it was not
sufficient to manage the risks to the public. I think the key finding
of this investigation is the risk management at Shoreham was
inadequate. We found that was the case at other ear shows up and down
the country. The number of recommendations have been made. --
the show. We think it is an important area where the hazards and
they should be practised well in advance. They did everything in
accordance with the regulations at the time. This was one of those
tragic accidents. At the end of the day, the human being is a point of
failure in all forms of transport. That is very, very difficult to
control. Steve, what happens next? Sussex Police have to complete their
investigation. We are hoping to parse the file to the Crown
Prosecution Service on June 20. -- parse the file. Andy Hill is being
investigated for manslaughter through gross negligence. There will
be an inquest hearing. My colleague has been gathering reaction to
today's report in Shoreham. This bridge has been a focus for
remembrance for the families and the wider community. That remembrance
was starred up by the report into why and how the disaster happened.
The families of the 11 men killed when a Hawker Hunter jet crashed
have waited a long time for answers to the many questions.
53-year-old Mark Reeves had ridden his motorbike
to the airport to take photographs of the airshow.
Today his nephew said the family were satisfied with
the AAIB report but anxious to see tighter regulations at the shows.
The airshow took place over a busy road, and that is where this crash
I think they need to act upon recommendations that they are
given and there needs to be stricter regulations and the need to be
We would like to see who is responsible for what happened
and we would like to see justice served, and if that means a criminal
trial or a trial by the police, so be it.
They are the ones who will decide whether there is enough
The small town of Shoreham was deeply shaken by the tragedy.
Many saw it unfold, including the vicar
who was to later lead services of remembrance.
I was just in the car and I suddenly saw this great ball
It was only as the day progressed, very, very slowly, that I
think we began to take in the significance of that
It was like people were going around on tiptoe, perhaps not
making eye contact as much as they did
because they did not know what
This was an event which has marked the history of Shoreham.
The impulse to show solidarity with the
A community fund has reached ?195,000.
It has contributed towards things like funeral cost, insurance,
counselling and some household bills.
In a number of cases, they were the breadwinners
of families who lost their lives or significant
contributors to the households that they lived in.
Today has once again thrown the spotlight on Shoreham,
but every day this community quietly remembers the 11 men who never
Plans for a memorial are progressing. The council say they
are working closely with the families. This is something we do
not want to rush and want to take the families with them every step of
the way. They will publish more details at the end of the month but
it will not be in place for some time. Thank you.
'A wholly avoidable accident which led to a wholly avoidable death'.
That's how a judge at Reading Crown Court described
a crash caused by a driver using his mobile phone.
24-year-old Lewis Stratford was today jailed for three
He killed 28-year-old Gavin Roberts when he crashed through the central
When Lewis Stratford walked into court this morning,
If you use your phone, you will end up like me.
This final warning a stark reminder that this crime can cost you much
more than six points and a two hundred pound fine.
Stratford was speeding to Portsmouth to visit his girlfriend.
He believed she was cheating on him and made a number of emotional phone
During one of the calls his car crashed through
hitting a blue BMW being driven by 28-year-old Gavin Roberts,
In court today Judge Stephen John told Stratford: "This was a wholly
avoidable accident which caused a wholly avoidable death.
Gather's mother was not in court today. She sent a letter. You have
my forgiveness and compassion. I know you do not want to cause gap
in's death. Learn from this and become a better person.
Gavin's girlfriend Meg also hopes to forgive Lewis,
she met with him before sentencing to raise awareness
of the dangers of using your phone behind the wheel.
Every time I say sorry, I think it is cheap. I know is not good enough
but I am. I am going to work on forgiving him. Show some forgiveness
and not hate him as much as I have done in the past.
at Royal Wooton Bassett in Swindon, this morning all fifteen hundred
pupils at her school watched this documentary.
A lot of students know what I have been going through. We teach them
about drink-driving and the impact that can have behind the wheel, even
the impact of drugs. We forget that the impact of using a mobile phone
behind the wheel can have detrimental impacts.
years and ten months in prison, with a driving ban
MPs fear plans to electrify the railway could be hit with further
cost. It has doubled to ?2.8 billion. The chairman of the Public
Accounts Committee says it is an example of how not to deliver a
major project. This is what electorate occasion was
all about, saying goodbye to diesel trains through the Thames Valley. In
their place, a new electric feet, with back-up engines. -- fleet.
Delays to electorate occasion -- electrification. We can deliver
those faster journeys, those longer trains with more seats, sooner than
if we wait for electrification to be finished. Network Rail said they had
started on this project before they had comprehended the scale on how
much was involved. They say they have learned their lesson and claim
they are now making good progress, despite the complexity. The train
operator worries the timetable may slip again. What we have had to do
is look at ways of delivering the improved services that longer
carriages, the faster services, without relying on electrification.
It is ridiculous to set out to electrify a line and then say it is
not matter at all. -- it does not matter at all. There was scepticism
about what benefits electorate occasion wear. The are not saying it
is now not necessary. It will cast a long shadow for future schemes to
upgrade the nation's crowded rail network. A man has been sentenced to
death. A postmortem examination shows Haley suffered swelling to the
brain. The family of a man who died in Syria have set up a appeal. Ryan
Locke was fighting as a volunteer. It is believed he killed in south to
avoid capture. His family is now trying to raise ?5,000 for a more
real stone and bench through an online appeal.
Later, the weekend weather forecast with Sam Fraser and
going underground - a makeover as a music studio brings
It's one of the south's worst road bottlenecks.
As a consultation over the latest plans for the A303
at Stonehenge draws to a close, a group of archaeologists have
raised their concerns that the road scheme could ruin the famous
The current plans involve seven miles of new dual carriageway
with a tunnel of almost two miles in the middle.
The archaeologists say the positioning of the tunnel
would mean car headlights would ruin the perfectly aligned view
of the winter solstice setting sun through the stones.
Earlier I spoke to one of those in the group,
Dr Joshua Pollard from the University of Southampton.
The problem we have is that the proposed
detrimental impact on the world Heritage site.
The option will mean that new areas will have to be
constructed within the boundaries of the World Heritage site.
You are worried about head lights from cars.
In terms of the proposed western tunnel entrance has been cited, that
actually lies close to the midwinter solstice line on Stonehenge.
We are worried about the possiblity of light
pollution for those people who might contribute to witness the solstice.
It is the scheme that will improve the
journeys of tens of thousands of people weighed up against that.
It is but the argument is there could be
That is going to cost a lot more money.
It will be a lot more money but Stonehenge is an
iconic monument famous across the globe.
We have to do the best for what is recognised as being
something of international cultural importance.
High England will say it has worked with organisations and it is
committed to protecting Stonehenge and this is part of a wider
consultation. It is and this is why we are making the argument now. We
want to make sure at this scheme is replaced by a better option. Whoever
and whatever is chosen is going to inconvenience somebody. It probably
will. This is a judgment that highway" and have got to wait up. --
Highway England. The experts that have been involved in the landscape
have not been consulted in the way that we feel may have been desirable
at the outset. This is your opportunity? It is.
Her Majesty the Queen was in Wiltshire today
presenting leeks to soldiers to mark St David's Day,
She was there to see members of the Royal Welsh
at Lucknow Barracks in Tidworth, as part of her role
She also met this goat, which is the regiment's mascot.
Bournemouth's tethered balloon won't be seen in the skies
It was damaged last June - and its operators say it's no
The tourist attraction has operated for fifteen years,
giving visitors and locals a birds eye view of the town.
They've been helping school children cross roads safely
But the number of lollipop men and women is declining rapidly,
as local councils struggle to balance their budgets.
The latest school crossing patrollers who face losing
their jobs are in Berkshire, as Nikki Mitchell reports.
Eight primary schools in the borough of Wokingham,
including Highwood Primary here in Woodley, could lose
their lollipop patrollers at the end of the school year in July.
It would be very difficult for the parents to cross the road with the
children, in the morning time. The roads are very busy. I do not think
it will be safe for the children during school time. The traffic
lights do speak for themselves but the controllers can keep an eye if
traffic by jumping the lights. Children will still run across.
The borough council
One would be the crossing patrol and a zebra crossing or a pedestrian
crossing. It means we have two levels of spending at each crossing.
That is not the best way of spending resources. We would be able to use
that money elsewhere in the system for safety.
People worried about the proposals have until 19th April to tell
the council what they think, before a final decision
on whether or not to lose another eight of the South's lollipop
And we move on to sport. Tony is here on read red sofa. Looking ahead
to football. We will hear from two managers tonight. Winning but
winning with style. They want to do it the right way.
Bournemouth head to Old Trafford without a win in 2017 and having
lost four Premier League games in a row.
It's a slide which has seen Eddie Howe's men drawn
into the relegation fight in their second season
Tomorrow they face a United side no doubt buoyant
after winning their first silverware under Jose Mourinho, the EFL Cup
There has been no problem with the mood around the camp.
I think we can only be positive and only look
Certainly, there is no other way to approach this game or any
We are as confident as we can be with a run of fixtures.
We know a win needed to fully feel good
about ourselves and hopefully that is not too far away.
Reading face the first of two massive games in the next four days
when they host Wolves tomorrow at the Madejski Stadium.
The Royals are calling on fans to turn out in numbers
to roar on Jaap Stam's side who have made
Reading sit fifth in the table ahead of tomorrow's game
against their struggling opponents, the on Tuesday they host top
Six big points in their season but Stam wants to win with style.
We are not only thinking about winning that game, we are also
thinking about how we can play, how we can give
the crowd a nice game as
well, not only by having a good result but playing in a good way.
In other action tomorrow, Southampton hope to bounce back
from their cup final defeat when they return to league
Brighton midfielder Anthony Knockaert has
extended his contract to June 2021 ahead of second placed Albion's trip
Oxford and Swindon are at home in league one,
A Portsmouth win against Crewe could send them into the automatic
BBC Local radio has full commentary and follow the games live
There's live athletics across the BBC this weekend at
Surrey athlete Morgan Lake is in action in Belgrade in the high jump
The 19-year-old former Wellington College pupil and former
World junior champion cleared one metre 86 at the second time
A short time ago she was third in qualifying
although no jumper had yet reached the automatic qualifying height
of one metre 93 to ensure a place in tomorrow's final.
Two of our ice hockey clubs will clash in the Premier League
although it will be one of the last meetings between Basingstoke Bison
and Guildford flames as the Flames are to enter
Bison come into the game fourth in the table
The play offs is also the target for Surrey Scorchers basketball.
They go to the Glasgow rocks this weekend in the British basketball
league, sitting ninth- the top eight go
On Monday I told you about video technology. I am going to finish it
by telling you about that because FA and the board have announced that
the FA Cup will trial video technology next season. It is
coming. It was a grand design project
with a bit of a difference. Early last year, an enthusiastic
group of musicians came up with the idea
of transforming a disused cold war bunker on the outskirts of Salisbury
into a music based youth club. It was an exciting
and ambitious plan. But was it a plan
that came together? From cold war relic
to swinging hotspot. When we visited last year,
this was a derelict 1960s Now it is a state-of-the-art
music venue. We are in the main
space and this is the main area to hang out but we have
three bespoke practice rooms. We have a fully fitted
recording studio as well. Transforming this
to this needed money. ?100,000 came from a
council pot, with half that again in time and labour
donated by local firms. The new sound of the
underground does owe a The Cavern Club from Liverpool,
which we built under Great history and that
will fill with the new Residents were worried
about noise and safety A lot of us simply couldn't see how
this could be transformed into the sort of thing
that he was describing. All power to Ross and his team
because they had a vision I think it is an outstanding
success story. # It is the sound
of the Underground... A new home underground
really is music to the It is nice to be
somewhere different and It is going to make such
a difference to how I fell pregnant and they stuck
by me through that. They helped me with my education
and they still managed to Building the bunker has been a
labour of love. Builders have worked overtime and over budget. All the
equipment has come from local shops. It is the community working in
harmony. They are having a very busy first night. We end up in the
rehearsal room and the recording studio. This is Price of evil. They
will be going on to a very soon. The good thing about being this far
underground is lads like this can be as loud as they want. They are good,
aren't they? He is enjoying every moment they are. Good luck to them.
It is the forecast. Moved it on a step now. I am going to move it on
further. Let's take a look now at your pictures.
It was a gloomy and dramatic start to the day at Corfe Castle -
But lovely weather for ducks in Chichester -
a double bill here from Dulcie Levett.
And the wet stuff went down well with this pig in Marchwood,
What a difference a Day makes. Yesterday was spring like and today
was a soggy if they are. The theme is changeable for the next couple of
days. Cloudy skies and heavy rain for a time. This evening starts
drive but making its way into the region. Becoming more persistent as
the night moves on. A wet night but not a chilly one. Not looking at
those dropping below six Celsius. Saturday morning, the of that
overnight rain is cloud. That cloud sticking around for much of the day.
We could see brighter skies and sunshine here. In the best of that,
temperatures into double figures. 10 Celsius. Always the risk of the odd
shower through the afternoon. Through Saturday evening, much the
same story. It starts drive but a scattering of showers. A brisk
westerly went. Temperature is not dropping much below six Celsius.
Fairly mild and for the most of the night it is dry. If you start try on
Sunday morning, well done, you. It is not going to last. That westerly
wind pushing in the cold front. That is going to bring heavy rain for a
time. It will clear to sunnier spells.
Another front brings its way through with clouds. Sunday is the much
better day. Let's look at the Outlook. 10 Celsius the top
temperature on Saturday. Sunday, a wetter picture. A lot of heavy rain
for a time. As we head into the new week, we keep the cloud and cool
Atlantic a means nine Celsius is our top temperature. For a Tuesday, it
is the same story. That is it wrong us. We will be back at eight and
then 10:25pm. -- that it is it for us. Good night.
Cake-a-bake? Yeah. What is that?
It's like bake a cake, but we flipped it.
Oh, my God, we love flipping. Cake-a-bake. Cake-a-baking.
I love it. I so love it when this happens.
15 celebrity acts are coming together
to Sing And Dance For Comic Relief.
# And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate