Witchampton biplane crash: Pilot denies manslaughter

  • 8 August 2014
  • From the section Dorset
Scene of the plane crash
Image caption The Tiger Moth crashed in a field at Witchampton, Dorset, in May 2011

A pilot has pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter of a man who died in a biplane crash in Dorset.

Scott Hoyle, 47, of Charborough Road, Broadstone, pleaded not guilty to the charge at Winchester Crown Court earlier. A trial is earmarked to begin in March.

Mr Hoyle was at the controls of a Tiger Moth which crashed at Witchampton in Dorset on 15 May 2011.

Passenger Orlando Rogers, 26, from Poole, died following the crash.

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