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Sala ‘exposed to carbon monoxide in plane crash’

Sala 'exposed to carbon monoxide in plane crash'

Emiliano Sala and David IbbotsonImage copyright
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Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson went missing on 21 January

Footballer Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash over the English Channel, had been exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide, a report has revealed.

Sala and pilot David Ibbotson, crashed on 21 January when travelling to Cardiff from the French city of Nantes.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said in a report that toxicology tests found a high saturation level of carbon monoxide in Sala’s blood.

Mr Ibbotson, from Crowle, North Lincolnshire, has still not been found.

But it is likely he would also have been exposed to carbon monoxide, the report added.


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