British aviation businessman David Henderson, who organized the private flight from Nantes to Cardiff resulting in the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty of “endangering the safety of the aircraft.”
The pilot of the crashed plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala dropped out of training for his commercial pilot's license before it was completed. David Ibbotson, who has still not been found, was not licensed to carry paying passengers, which has fuelled speculation the flight was illegal. Cardiff City striker Sala's body was found in the wreckage just off Guernsey on 4 February.
The funeral of Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala will take place in Argentina on Saturday. The 28-year-old died when the plane he was in with pilot David Ibbotson crashed in the English Channel en route from Nantes to Cardiff on 21 January.
The body recovered from the wreckage of a crashed plane is that of Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala, Dorset Police have said. Sala, 28, was travelling to Cardiff in a plane piloted by David Ibbotson, which went missing over the English Channel on 21 January. The body was recovered late on Wednesday after the wreckage was found on Sunday morning.
Wreckage from a plane carrying Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala has been discovered in the English Channel. The Piper Malibu N264DB was lost on 21 January on its way from Nantes, France to Cardiff, with the Argentine striker and pilot David Ibbotson on board.
Argentine president Mauricio Macri has joined calls for the search for missing Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala to resume. Macri told his foreign minister to issue formal requests to Britain and France, according to a statement from his office.
The search for a missing aircraft that was carrying Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala will resume at sunrise. The Argentine striker, 28, was one of two people on board the plane which lost contact off Alderney in the Channel Islands on Monday night.