Information on the inquests into the 11 deaths that occurred on the A27 during the Shoreham Airshow on 22 August 2015.

Hearing dates

Find when the hearings will take place.

The inquests were opened on 2 September 2015, pursuant to the Coroner’s (Inquests) Rules 2013, rule 5 and were adjourned in March 2018 following the CPS decision to bring charges against the pilot. The inquests were resumed in March 2019 following the conclusion of criminal trial.

Hearing dates, which were then set for September 2020, were adjourned in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the inquests’ dates will depend upon determination of an application now being made by the Senior Coroner to the High Court for access to protected material from the criminal trial.

Pre-inquest review hearings

  • Date: Thursday 1 September 2022
  • Location: County Hall North (Parkside), Horsham

Dialling in details will be communicated to families and properly interested persons the day before the hearing. Members of the press may request a link by completing our online form.


Listed below is the proposed schedule on commencing the inquests held at County Hall North (Parkside), Horsham, but is subject to variation as the case progresses. The proposed timetable for the following day will be announced at the end of each daily session.

Inquest schedule showing topics, dates and times.
Topic Date Time
Family pen portraits Wednesday 30 November 2.00pm-4.00pm
Family pen portraits Friday 2 December 11.00am-4.00pm
The incident in outline and eyewitness evidence Monday 5 December 10.00am-4.00pm
Event planning Tuesday 6 December 10.00am-4.00pm
AAIB evidence Wednesday 7 December 10.00am-4.00pm
AAIB evidence Friday 9 December 10.00am-4.00pm
Highways and risk management outside the showground Monday 12 December 10.00am-4.00pm
Event planning and CAA regulation Monday 12 December 10.00am-4.00pm
To be confirmed - check inquest listing Wednesday 14 December 10.00am-4.00pm
Submissions of law Thursday 15 December 10.00am-4.00pm
To be confirmed - check inquest listing Monday 19 December 10.00am-4.00pm
Conclusions Tuesday 20 December 1.00pm-4.00pm
Last updated:
24 June 2024
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