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WorldEmiliano Sala exposed to harmful levels of carbon monoxide on board plane

16:46  14 august  2019
16:46  14 august  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

Emiliano Sala's doomed plane was so riddled with faults that engineer refused to repair it saying it 'was not fit to be flown' as investigators reveal Cardiff City star and pilot were poisoned by carbon monoxide

Emiliano Sala's doomed plane was so riddled with faults that engineer refused to repair it saying it 'was not fit to be flown' as investigators reveal Cardiff City star and pilot were poisoned by carbon monoxide EXCLUSIVE: Airfield owner Humphrey Penney revealed the craft had 'a lot of problems' and regular pilot David Henderson was 'unhappy with the maintenance.' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Footballer Emiliano Sala was poisoned by carbon monoxide Mr Penney, who is also a licensed engineer, was asked to give a second opinion on the stricken Piper PA-46 Malibu in summer last year.

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Emiliano Raúl Sala Taffarel (Spanish pronunciation: [emiˈljano ˈsala]; born 31 October 1990, disappeared 21 January 2019, confirmed dead 7 February 2019)

Emiliano Sala exposed to harmful levels of carbon monoxide on board plane © Getty Sala

Footballer Emiliano Sala and his pilot were exposed to harmful levels of carbon monoxide inside the cockpit of their private plane when it crashed in to the Channel in January, air accident investigators said.

The plane went down on 21 January off the coast of Guernsey, killing him and his pilot, David Ibbotson.

Toxicology tests of Sala showed a carboxyhaemoglobin (a mixture of carbon monoxide and haemoglobin) saturation level of 58%.

According to investigators, this is enough to cause seizures, unconsciousness and a heart attack.

Investigators also assume that the pilot would also have been affected by exposure to the gas.

The wreckage of the plane was located on the 3 February this year, and was later recovered.

A body in the wreckage was identified as that of the Argentinian footballer.

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