Hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers were stranded on Monday by the collapse of the world’s oldest travel firm Thomas Cook, sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history.
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.
A coroner inquiring into the death of a former British Airways pilot has said that toxic fumes in cabin air pose a health risk to aircrew and frequent fliers. People regularly exposed to fumes circulating in planes faced “consequential damage to their health,” according to Stanhope Payne, the senior coroner for Dorset.