Crash devise Sala possible due to carbon monoxide

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The crash of the plane with footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson may have been caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. The British investigation board for aircraft accidents AAIB has announced this on Wednesday.

A greatly increased concentration of COHb was found in Sala’s blood, suggesting poisoning by carbon monoxide. According to the research council, it is likely that the pilot in the small aircraft is also poisoned. A COHb saturation of 58 percent was found in the football player. At concentrations above 50 percent, people become unconscious and then have a heart attack, according to the AAIB. Ibbotson’s body has not been recovered.

The plane with Sala and Ibbotson disappeared from the radar north of the island of Guernsey in January this year. The two were on their way from France to England after the football player of FC Nantes was taken over by Cardiff City for 18.49 million pounds.

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