Emiliano Sala death: Pilot ‘dropped out of commercial training’

Emiliano Sala death: Pilot ‘dropped out of commercial training’ 1

By Jenny Johnson and  Kayley Thomas The pilot of the crashed plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala dropped out of training for his commercial pilot’s licence 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 6 February. Mr Ibbotson’s pilots licence and logbook were lost in the crash. An interim report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) on Monday…

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Mbappe donates to Sala pilot David Ibbotson search fund

Mbappe donates to Sala pilot David Ibbotson search fund 2

French football star Kylian Mbappe has donated £27,000 to a fundraising appeal set up by the family of missing pilot David Ibbotson. Mr Ibbotson, from Crowle, Lincolnshire, was flying Cardiff City’s Emiliano Sala from Nantes to the UK when their plane crashed near Guernsey on 21 January. Mr Ibbotson, from Crowle, Lincolnshire, was flying Cardiff City’s Emiliano Sala from Nantes to the UK when their plane crashed near Guernsey on 21 January. The footballer’s body was recovered from the wreck on the seabed, but Mr Ibbotson’s body has not been…

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Emiliano Sala confirmed dead after Cardiff striker’s body is pulled from plane crash wreckage

Emiliano Sala confirmed dead after Cardiff striker’s body is pulled from plane crash wreckage 3

By Aaron Flanagan | The Mirror | Investigators have confirmed that the body of Emiliano Sala has been recovered from the wreckage of his plane that went missing last month. The wreckage of the plane carrying Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala seen here in the English Channel A body was pulled from the aircraft, which was found on the bottom of the ocean north of Guernsey, earlier this week. The plane, which was carrying Sala and pilot David Ibbotson, disappeared off the radar around 8:30pm on January 21, as the Cardiff…

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