the fall of the plane on which the footballer emiliano sala On the way to Cardiff fell in the English Channel on January 21, 2019, tragically ending the life of an athlete who wanted to continue his career at a new club.
Four years later, while the judicial process is still in force, a Shocking audio exposing the carelessness of pilot David Ibbotson.
As disclosed by the network BBC, The audio matches a conversation between the person in charge of piloting the Piper PA-46 Malibu and a “fellow pilot” Which happened hours before the flight that took off from France to Wales.
“I was flying and then bouncing. I was like, ‘What’s going on?’ So I put everything up front and checked my parameters, everything was fine and it was still flying, but it caught my eye,” Ibbotson told an identified friend. Like Kevin Jones according to what the British media published.
One of Obotson’s most striking phrases indicates that the pilot himself was afraid to fly: “Usually I’d have my life jacket between the seats, but tomorrow I’ll wear it”, In addition, he admitted that the left brake pedal did not function properly and that he The aircraft should have been returned “in the hangar” as it was “unreliable”.
“I’m between the English Channel and «Bang»”, he said, on an outbound flight to Nantes. Some warning signs were already recognized.
In that conversation that was “accidentally” recorded by British Medium, the pilot said, “There is fog in that Malibu from time to time. You can feel it very little throughout the fuselage.”
The revealing message that Ibbotson sent on an outbound flight to Nantes coincides with the assessment that Emiliano Sala made on the flight.
carbon monoxide poisoning
Post-mortem results on Sala’s body showed that the footballer was hurt “Severe Poison” By carbon monoxide, lead investigators concluded that it was likely that “he was profoundly unconscious.” Meanwhile, the same was the condition of the pilot.
This finding of 58% carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) saturation would have been generated by a “gas leak that leaked through the heater hose with cabin heating”, which in turn would explain the strange movements made by the single-engine aircraft. To the northwest of the island of Guernsey on the English Channel before falling.
Subsequent investigations by experts determined that “neither the pilot nor the aircraft had the necessary licenses or permits to operate commercially.” In other words, Ibbotson was not authorized to transfer passengers in exchange for money and such operations could not be performed on that aircraft.
After that discovery, members of the Geo Ocean III ship managed to rescue the body found among the plane’s wreckage: forensic experts determined it was Emiliano Sala. Ibbotson’s body was never found.