Football player: Emiliano Sala and the pilot, David Ibbotson, who, on January 21, perished when she was a privévliegtuig were on their way from Nantes to Cardiff, according to researchers in the cockpit, exposed to the poisonous values of the gas concentrations of carbon monoxide.
The British authority in that aircraft accidents examined, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), reported on Wednesday, in an update (pdf) that it is in the blood, from the room of a very high concentration of carboxyhemoglobine (COHb) has been found, which means that there is intoxication of carbon monoxide.
If the concentration of carboxyhemoglobine in the blood is above 50 percent, according to the AAIB the chance of a heart attack, and get out of the consciousness. In the room of a COHb saturation of 58% was found.
The body is that of Ibbotson (59), it is still missing in action, but that the AAIB calls it, it is likely that the pilot, being intoxicated, given that there is, in the plane (a Piper PA-46 Malibu), no separation between the cockpit and the cabin. “And it is clear that carbon monoxide poisoning can cause a pilot to be less well or not at all for a plane to be able to control,” he writes to the AAIB.
The agency has been study is not yet completed, and draws no conclusions about the cause of death of the Sala, and Ibbotson. In the section of the body of Sala, in February, it was noted that he had been killed by a head – and-borstletsel.
Sala died in a head – and-borstletsel in the plane crash
The family of the room of the demands in order to not study
The AAIB is still investigating how the concentrations of carbon monoxide within the cabin may have been reached. The agency reports that there are aircraft like the Piper PA-46 Malibu is a chance of carbon monoxide poisoning, because the engine is in high concentrations, carbon monoxide is produced.
That should normally be discharged through the exhaust system, but, by, for example, a bad sealing of the cockpit, or a leak in the system the poisonous gas is present in the cabin environment.
In the family room of the calling of the wreckage of the plane as quickly as possible and store it for further analysis. “The family has a lot of questions, and now there are elevated levels of carbon monoxide are found in the body, Emiliano,” the family in a statement through his lawyer.
“How did he die, shall be in the course of time to be determined. The family believes that the plane, a full investigation needs to be made. To the family, and the public needs to know what the concentrations of carbon monoxide in the cabin is to come.”
The 28-year-old Sala was flying in January from his former club, Nantes, in France, his club side Cardiff City, but the plane disappeared over the English Channel. The Argentine midfielder was a € 17 million is the most expensive purchase in club history at Cardiff City.
A view of the wreckage of the Piper PA-46 Malibu is at the bottom of the Channel. ()