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Emiliano Sala family statement: Sala family call for plane's retrieval in light of Carbon Monoxide finding
Following today’s announcement from the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) that Carbon Monoxide has been found in dangerous quantities in footballer Emiliano Sala’s body, solicitors for the Sala family have issued a Press Statement
SALA PRESS STATEMENT – 14 AUGUST 2019
Daniel Machover of Hickman & Rose solicitors, lawyer for the Sala family, said: “That dangerously high levels of Carbon monoxide have been found in Emiliano’s body raises many questions for the family. How he died will be determined at the inquest in due course.
“The [Sala] family believe that a detailed technical examination of the plane is necessary.
“The family and the public need to know how the Carbon monoxide was able to enter the cabin. Future air safety rests on knowing as much as possible on this issue.
“Emiliano’s family call on the AAIB to salvage the wreckage of the plane without further delay.”
- Emiliano Sala died when the small aircraft carrying him from Nantes to Cardiff crashed into the English Channel on 21 January 2019.
- Emiliano’s body was subsequently retrieved from the plane’s wreckage. The AAIB has not retrieved the plane itself. The body of the pilot, David Ibbotson, has never been found.
- In February, an initial inquest hearing into Emiliano Sala’s death at Bournemouth Coroners' Court heard that a post-mortem determined that he died of head and trunk injuries. However the full cause of Emiliano’s death can only be determined at an Inquest.