Sala plane exposed to carbon monoxide
Cardiff: Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson were exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide in the cockpit of the plane they were travelling in when it crashed near the isle of Guernsey in January, the UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch has said.
The Piper Malibu aircraft the pair were in went missing on January 21 after disappearing from air traffic control’s radar while flying over the English Channel on the way to Cardiff, Wales.
Sala’s body was found within the wreckage of the plane, while pilot Ibbotson’s body is yet to be recovered.
Toxicology results released on Wednesday showed the level of carbon monoxide (COHb level) in Sala’s blood was 58%. ESPN FC