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Old 08-15-2019, 09:49 AM
PastTense is offline
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I thought I would update on the cause of the crash and thus his death. In the mass media and piloting forums there was a strong emphasis on the lack of qualifications of the pilot and how a probably illegal informal arrangement was used instead of the regulated industry. But it turns out:
Footballer Emiliano Sala and the pilot flying the plane he was in when it crashed into the Channel were probably exposed to “potentially fatal” levels of carbon monoxide, investigators have announced.

Toxicology tests on the Cardiff City footballer found levels of carboxyhaemoglobin – formed in the blood when exposed to carbon monoxide (CO) – above the point doctors consider to be fatal.

Inspectors at the Air Accident Investigations Board (AAIB) said that as the cockpit of the Piper Malibu light aircraft was not separated from the cabin when it crashed in January, it was likely that the pilot, David Ibbotson, would also have been affected.