A British pilot from the East Using of Yorkshire is being prosecuted over the crash which killed Argentinian skilled, footballer Emiliano Sala.
The 28-year-old striker was being flown from Nantes in France to his new membership, Cardiff Metropolis, on 21 January 2019 when the sunshine plane being piloted by David Ibbotson, 59, from Lincolnshire, plunged into the ocean close to Guernsey. His physique was recovered from the seabed 68 metres down two weeks after whereas Ibbotson’s physique has nonetheless not been discovered.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) introduced in a press release that David Henderson, 66, who was meant to have flown the footballer, has been charged with two offences beneath the Air Navigation Order (2016)
He’s accused of appearing in a “reckless/negligent” method, and being concerned within the business use of the airplane concerned within the crash.
CAA director Richard Stephenson mentioned: “The UK Civil Aviation Authority has commenced a prosecution of David Henderson for offences related to the deadly gentle plane accident over the English Channel in January 2019.
“Will probably be inappropriate for the CAA to say something additional till the case is concluded.”
In line with CAA, Henderson appeared at Cardiff Magistrates’ Courtroom on September 28, however was bailed to seem at Cardiff Crown Courtroom on October 26.
Daniel Machover of legislation agency Hickman and Rose – which is representing the footballer’s mom, Mercedes Taffarel, mentioned: “Mercedes Taffarel welcomes the prosecution of David Henderson, however is disenchanted that it has at present resulted in what could also be an additional vital delay to the inquest into Emiliano’s dying.
“This coming January will mark two years because the airplane Emiliano was travelling in crashed into the English Channel.
“His mom stays determined to know the complete fact about how this might have been allowed to occur, and urges the CAA to proceed with its prison prosecution as swiftly as doable, so an inquest will be held to determine this, and that comparable deaths are prevented.”
A report into the crash by the Air Accidents Investigation Department discovered that neither David Ibbotson nor the airplane had been licensed for the flight to function commercially, however proof confirmed he was to be paid a price.