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UK NewsCardiff City 'concerned' by report Emiliano Sala was exposed to carbon monoxide

21:30  14 august  2019
21:30  14 august  2019 Source:   goal.com

Cardiff City 'concerned' by report showing Sala was exposed to carbon monoxide

Cardiff City 'concerned' by report showing Sala was exposed to carbon monoxide The AAIB says the pilot of the Argentine's plane was exposed to the poisonous gas before a fatal crash in January

Cardiff City 'concerned' by report Emiliano Sala was exposed to carbon monoxide © (Getty Images) Remembering Emiliano Sala

Cardiff City is "concerned" by the results of the latest report from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch into the death of soccer star Emiliano Sala.

The Argentine striker, along with pilot David Ibbotson, went missing when their plane crashed over the English Channel in January, days after his move to the Premier League club from Nantes was announced.

Sala's body later was recovered from the wreckage, but Ibbotson has not been found but is presumed dead.

A report from the AAIB released Wednesday said Ibbotson was "likely" to have been exposed to carbon monoxide before the crash, while toxicology tests on Sala showed clear signs of exposure to the poisonous gas.

Emiliano Sala 'suffered carbon monoxide poisoning' before plane crash

Emiliano Sala 'suffered carbon monoxide poisoning' before plane crash Air accident investigators discover exposure to gas on Cardiff City striker's body which could have caused a heart attack or seizure

Cardiff says the latest findings show the plane carrying Sala was "not appropriate".

A club spokesperson said: "CCFC is concerned at the AAIB's latest report which once again highlights that the aircraft used for Emiliano Sala was not appropriate.

"We continue to believe that those who were instrumental in arranging its usage are held to account for this tragedy."

The AAIB, meanwhile, has responded to calls from Sala's family to recover the plane's wreckage.

"The reasons for our decision not to recover the aircraft wreckage have been explained in detail to both families concerned," the organization said in a statement.

"In February our underwater search operation successfully located the wreckage, recovered the passenger's body and captured substantial video evidence from the scene using a remotely operated vehicle. It was not possible at the time to recover the wreckage.

"We have carefully considered the feasibility and merits of returning to attempt to recover the wreckage. In this case, we consider that it will not add significantly to the investigation and we will identify the correct safety issues through other means.

"In making our decision, we took into account the high cost of underwater recovery, the evidence we collected in February and the risk that, after a violent impact with the sea, the wreckage would not yield definitive evidence."

The Catch-up: Footballer Sala 'was poisoned' before plane crash.
What happened? Footballer Emiliano Sala was exposed to harmful levels of carbon monoxide before he was killed in a plane crash, accident investigators said today. Tests on the striker’s body found enough evidence of the harmful gas to cause a heart attack, seizure or unconsciousness, the report says. His blood was found to have a 58% Carbon Monoxide reading - a 50% reading can cause death. High levels of CO Sala and pilot David Ibbotson crashed when their Piper Malibu aircraft crashed in the Channel on January 21, three days after he had signed for Cardiff City. Sala’s body was recovered on February 6 but Mr Ibbotson has not been located.

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