Sala plane ex­posed to car­bon monox­ide

Fiji Sun - - Sport -

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

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