Emiliano Sala

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He was mean't to be their jewel. Normally players are put in cotton wool over the slightest twinges and complaints. But what did Cardiff do, they let their saviour fly over on the cheap.
 

Emiliano Sala: Man charged in connection with crash​

David Henderson, 66, pleaded not guilty to offences under the Air Navigation Order in September.

Mr Henderson, from York, is alleged to have arranged the flight from Nantes to Cardiff in the single engine Piper Malibu aircraft, which lost contact with air traffic control north of Guernsey.

Keith Morton QC, representing the CAA, told the inquest hearing that Mr Henderson had been charged with acting in a reckless or negligent manner likely to endanger flights.

He is further charged with operating the aircraft commercially without the correct permissions.
 

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Henderson convicted for organising the flight.

I would hope there are also charges pending for football agents, who you would have thought knew something wasn't right
I'm not sure about that last part. A Piper Meridian is a potentially very nice aircraft.

I don't know what would be sketchy about it as your can't expect a football agent to know all the regulations around commercial air travel.
 
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I'm not sure about that last part. A Piper Meridian is a potentially very nice aircraft.

I don't know what would be sketchy about it as your can't expect a football agent to know all the regulations around commercial air travel.

Agree I wouldn't expect a football agent to be 'au fait' with all aviation regulations

But the evidence seems to be the agent were using these guys on a regular basis - and given they were moving around 'valuable/important' people I'd be surprised if they hadn't asked basic questions like 'is it legal to carry passengers on this plane' as well as 'is the plane regularly serviced' (evidence seems to be a leaking CO2 pipe into cockpit might have had a bearing on the crash.), are you insured to carry passengers etc
 

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Agree I wouldn't expect a football agent to be 'au fait' with all aviation regulations

But the evidence seems to be the agent were using these guys on a regular basis - and given they were moving around 'valuable/important' people I'd be surprised if they hadn't asked basic questions like 'is it legal to carry passengers on this plane' as well as 'is the plane regularly serviced' (evidence seems to be a leaking CO2 pipe into cockpit might have had a bearing on the crash.), are you insured to carry passengers etc
I think all of those things you mention are much better asked of the aviation authorities and regulatory bodies that overlooked these issues and didn't enforce standards.

I know little about the service issues you're referring to, but it's hard for me to believe that an aircraft being operated in a light commercial or charter role isn't serviced very regularly.
 
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