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Nantes, Nice condemn fan chants mocking Emiliano Sala death

Ligue 1 sides Nantes and Nice have strongly condemned chants sung by a section of Nice supporters that mocked late Argentine forward Emiliano Sala on Wednesday. A section of Nice fans could be heard singing offensive and distasteful songs about former Nantes striker Sala during Nantes' 2-1 home league win.
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Emiliano Sala: Heartbroken family's wait for justice

As the inquest into the death of footballer Emiliano Sala began just over three years after the plane crash in which he died, three figures watched quietly from the back row of the wood-panelled coroner's court. Emiliano's younger brother, Dario Sala, sat just a few feet away from Nora Ibbotson,...
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Emiliano Sala: Brother says death still hard to believe

Footballer Emiliano Sala died instantly from "head and trunk injuries" when the plane he was in crashed after breaking up mid-air, a jury has found. His brother Dario Sala said he still could not believe Emiliano had died in the crash, which killed the 28-year-old and pilot David Ibbotson in January 2019.

Emiliano Sala died in plane crash after he was overcome by carbon monoxide from faulty exhaust, inquest finds

An inquest jury has concluded footballer Emiliano Sala died as a result of a plane crash, having been overcome by toxic levels of carbon monoxide from the aircraft’s faulty exhaust system.The Argentinian striker, 28, died alongside pilot David Ibbotson, 59, when the private plane he was travelling in crashed in the English Channel on 21 January 2019.A jury at Bournemouth Town Hall found Sala was a passenger on a private plane that was being flown by a pilot who did not have the correct authority to fly at night, which broke up when it crashed into the sea.The 28-year-old player’s...

Footballer Emiliano Sala died as result of plane crash, inquest jury finds

Footballer Emiliano Sala died as a result of a plane crash, having been overcome by toxic levels of carbon monoxide during an unlicensed commercial flight, an inquest jury has concluded.The Argentina-born striker died from head and chest injuries but was deeply unconscious, having been poisoned by fumes from the plane’s faulty exhaust system.The jury at Bournemouth Town Hall found that Sala was a passenger on a private plane, being flown by a pilot who did not have the correct authority to fly at night, which broke up when it crashed into the sea.The 28-year-old player was on board the Piper...

Emiliano Sala: Timeline of events leading to plane crash tragedy

Here is a timeline of events leading up to the death of footballer Emiliano Sala in a plane crash in the English Channel.– August 2015: The Piper Malibu aircraft is purchased by Southern Aircraft Consultancy, a company that specialises in organising the ownership of aircraft into trusts. The trust is Cool Flourish Ltd, a family company of which Fay Keely is the director and secretary.Ms Keely asks David Henderson, a friend of her late father, to deal with the day-to-day management of the plane.The aircraft is hired out by Mr Henderson on 34 occasions between October 2015 and January 2019.–...
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Emiliano Sala: Fatal flight organiser previously investigated

The man who arranged a flight that killed footballer Emiliano Sala had been investigated for illegal public transport flights, an inquest heard. A historical inquiry into David Henderson was undertaken years before the fatal accident in 2019. But Civil Aviation Authority investigator Stephen Hunt said there was insufficient evidence to...

Emiliano Sala crash pilot ‘likely to have been overcome by carbon monoxide’

The pilot flying footballer Emiliano Sala is likely to have been quickly overcome by toxic levels of carbon monoxide just minutes before his plane crashed into the English Channel, killing the pair, an inquest heard.David Ibbotson, 59, was hired to take the 28-year-old striker home to France after he signed for Premier League club Cardiff City in a £15 million transfer from Ligue One side Nantes.He flew the Argentine from Wales to Nantes on January 19 2019, with the return flight scheduled for two days later.Contact was lost with the Piper Malibu plane shortly after 8pm on January 21, with...
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Emiliano Sala: Faulty exhaust 'likely cause of plane crash'

A plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala had not had a pressure testing on its exhaust system, an inquest heard. Accident inspector Brian McDermid said fire or damaged exhaust were the only plausible explanations for carbon monoxide in the cabin, and there was no evidence of fire. Sala and pilot David...