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Emiliano Sala and crash pilot ‘probably poisoned by fumes’

Toxicology tests on footballer’s body show fatal levels of carbon monoxide exposureThe footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson were probably poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes in their small plane that crashed in the Channel in January, invest…


Emiliano Sala plane fell thousands of feet in seconds – investigators

AAIB also queries whether pilot David Ibbotson was licensed to carry footballerThe plane that crashed in the Channel carrying the Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala fell thousands of feet in the space of 20 seconds after making a 180-degree turn, mi…


Leicester City crash helicopter ‘tail rotor controls failed’

Mechanism was disconnected, rendering pilot’s pedal commands ineffective, say investigatorsThe helicopter crash in which the Leicester City football club owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, and four other people were killed appears to have been caused by …


Leicester City helicopter crash investigators focus on tail rotor

Aircraft failed to respond to pedal commands before crash, according to black box dataThe helicopter that crashed outside Leicester City’s football stadium, killing five people including the club’s owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, failed to respond to …