Record signing for Cardiff City, vanishes together with plane

Speedster

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Don't need to. If his plane doesn't crash he gets presented and plays the next game. This is just shenanigans from Cardiff not wanting to pay nantes what they are due.
If you've ever signed the most basic of contracts you would know there are always suspensive conditions that need to be met. Unless you've actually seen the contract it's bold to say that you know it's been fulfilled. Likely suspensive conditions in this case could include a medical assessment, obtaining a work permit etc.
 

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If you've ever signed the most basic of contracts you would know there are always suspensive conditions that need to be met. Unless you've actually seen the contract it's bold to say that you know it's been fulfilled. Likely suspensive conditions in this case could include a medical assessment, obtaining a work permit etc.
In football contracts those would be covered by the insurance.
You are trying to equate normal business contracts with football transfers.
Unless Cardiff can prove they would have send the player back to nantes the contract will be considered valid by fifa and the courts.
 

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In football contracts those would be covered by the insurance.
You are trying to equate normal business contracts with football transfers.
Unless Cardiff can prove they would have send the player back to nantes the contract will be considered valid by fifa and the courts.
Football transfers are business contracts.
 

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https://www.sport24.co.za/Soccer/EnglishPremiership/sala-killed-by-head-trunk-injuries-inquest-20190211

Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala died of "head and trunk injuries", an inquest in England heard Monday as it began to examine his death in a plane crash in the sea.
In a brief hearing in Bournemouth on the south coast, an inquest into Sala's death was opened, and adjourned until November 6 pending further inquiries.
Must have hit hard, didn't stand a chance...
 

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Interim AAIB report: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-47358572

Wreckage of the plane carrying Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala was found in three parts on the seabed, according to an official report.

The broken body of the Piper Malibu aircraft was held together by cables, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said.
Its interim report into what happened said the plane was found "extensively damaged" - the wreckage was held together by electrical and flying control cables, while the engine was disconnected from the cockpit area.
A private pilot's licence does not allow a pilot to carry passengers for reward.

The report states that "the basis on which the passenger was being carried on N264DB has not yet been established but, previously, the pilot had carried passengers on the basis of 'cost sharing'."
 

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Emiliano Sala: Cardiff reject claim they neglected to provide travel arrangements

Cardiff City "strongly reject" the claim that the club failed to provide Emiliano Sala with travel arrangements.


The Argentine forward became Cardiff's record signing on January 19 but he died when the private plane carrying him to Cardiff crashed into the English Channel two days later.

His agent Willie McKay claimed in an interview with the BBC that the player was abandoned by the club and had to make travel arrangements himself.

But in a statement to Sky Sports News, the club denied that claim, saying: "Cardiff City FC strongly rejects the claim that it neglected to provide Mr. Sala with travel arrangements.

"Our club was in the process of organising a commercial flight for Mr. Sala until this offer was declined owing to separate arrangements being made - the planning and specifics of which Cardiff was not privy to.
More at: https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11704/11651604/emiliano-sala-cardiff-reject-claim-they-neglected-to-provide-travel-arrangements
 

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Chats leaked between Emiliano Sala and Cardiff City explain flight decision

The tragedy surrounding the death of Emiliano Sala has shook the footballing world to its core, and almost a month later, more questions than answers seem to be present.


Now, a new update has emerged in the story suggesting that Sala had opted to fly himself from Nantes instead of agreeing to be flown down by Cardiff officials.


The WhatsApp conversation (in Spanish and French) highlights the fact that Cardiff liaison officer Callum Davies clearly offered Sala an option to fly with the club’s help, but the same is politely refused by Sala, who claims he has had arrangements made by agent Willie McKay.
More at: https://www.foxsportsasia.com/football/premier-league/1050662/chats-leaked-between-emiliano-sala-and-cardiff-city-explain-flight-decision/
 

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Nantes complain to Fifa that Cardiff have not paid Emiliano Sala fee

Nantes have complained to Fifa that Cardiff have not paid the first instalment of the £15m transfer fee for Emiliano Sala.


The 28-year-old Argentinian striker died in a plane crash in the Channel on 21 January, two days after the Premier League club had made him their record signing.

Nantes have demanded payment as agreed in the contract, whereas Cardiff have said they want to wait for the investigation into the crash to be completed.
More at: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/feb/27/nantes-fifa-cardiff-emiliano-sala-transfer-fee
 

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Nobody comes out of this looking good, except the talented but naive footballer...

I didn't watch the video, but this article implies that Willie McKay is a double-talking nasty piece of work:
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47406109

Edit: Seems the pilot tried to achieve his CPL, but failed to complete the course: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-47417434

Mr Ibbotson studied for a commercial pilot's licence (CPL) qualification from December 2012 until July 2014 through Cranfield Aviation Training School in Luton, but dropped out of the course without qualifying after failing to complete his theoretical training.

Dr Stuart E Smith, head of training for the school, said: "It is common for middle-aged private pilots to undertake the CPL theoretical knowledge course so that they may then complete CPL flight training and be able to earn money as a pilot or flight instructor."

He said Mr Ibbotson returned in 2016 with the intention of resuming his training, but never followed it further.

He added that he had sent a report to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) soon after the tragedy.
 
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Not sure who this person is, but the British police seem to be investigating: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-48694561
A spokesperson for Dorset Police said a 64-year-old man from North Yorkshire had been arrested and released while investigations continue.

The force added the families of the two men who died had been informed.
Det Insp Simon Huxter, of the force's Major Crime Investigation Team, said: "As part of this investigation we have to consider whether there is any evidence of any suspected criminality and as a result of our inquiries we have today, Wednesday 19 June 2019, arrested a 64-year-old man from the North Yorkshire area on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act.

"He is assisting with our inquiries and has been released from custody under investigation."
 

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No, the original pilot David Henderson, who sub-contracted the flight to the dead pilot who did not have commercial or night flying ratings. The police are reluctant to name names, but he was the key player. He may not be the sole perpetrator, but he is being interviewed to provide evidence against the others.
I have to admit I never followed the case beyond the few articles that broke the story and the grim discovery.
 

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Surprising post-mortem toxicology test result: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-49345186
Footballer Emiliano Sala was exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide prior to a fatal plane crash in the English Channel, a report has revealed.

Sala, 28, and pilot David Ibbotson, 59, crashed on 21 January while travelling from Nantes in France to Cardiff.

Toxicology tests on Sala's body showed CO levels in his blood were so great it could have caused a seizure, unconsciousness or a heart attack.

The Sala family said there should be a detailed examination of the plane.

Mr Ibbotson, from Crowle, North Lincolnshire, has still not been found.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said Sala's blood had a COHb (carboxyhaemoglobin - which forms in red blood cells upon contact with carbon monoxide) level of 58%.

At this level, symptoms would include include seizure, unconsciousness and heart attack.

It added: "A COHb level of more than 50% in an otherwise healthy person is generally considered to be potentially fatal."

It is likely Mr Ibbotson would also have been exposed to carbon monoxide.
 

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Any idea's what would cause this?
Smaller planes use circulated air from around the exhaust manifold to heat the cabin, if there's a leak in the exhaust manifold you can introduce CO into the cabin while using the heater. Can also happen if there is no proper seal between engine and cabin. Altitude makes the problem worse as there's less oxygen thus introducing more CO into the bloodstream.


 
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