Tragic plane crashes involving soccer players

The man who organized Emiliano Sala's fatal flight has been found guilty of endangering the safety of an aircraft

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28/10/21 | StarsInsider


In 2019, Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala died in a plane crash along with the plane's pilot, 59-year-old David Ibbotson. Mystery still surrounds the accident that took his life, but one of the people involved has now been brought to justice. The court proceedings revealed that Ibbotson did not have a commercial pilot's license, did not have a qualification to fly at night, and that his rating to fly that particular kind of plane had expired. Nonetheless, the now-convicted plane operator David Henderson organized for Ibbotson to fly Sala across the English Channel at night. The plane went down and landed in the water, killing both Sala and Ibbotson. The exact reason for the plane crash is unknown, but Henderson has been convicted for his role in the incident. It was stated that Henderson ran an  "incompetent, undocumented and dishonest organization".

Click through this gallery to discover more about Sala's case and other similar accidents that shocked the world.

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