Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

United Kingdom

Man who arranged fatal flight for footballer Sala found guilty

Library picture: Emiliano Sala

The man who organised a cross-Channel flight that killed two people has been found guilty of endangering the safety of an aircraft.

Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala, 28, and pilot David Ibbotson, 59, died when the Piper-Malibu single engine plane came down in the sea.


Sala’s body was recovered but Mr Ibbotson is still missing.

David Henderson, 67, was found guilty after a trial at Cardiff Crown Court.

It took the jury seven and a half hours to return a majority 10-2 verdict.

Henderson, from East Yorkshire, had earlier admitted trying to arrange a flight for a passenger without permission.

He will be sentenced next month.

Sala had been transferred from Nantes in France for £15 million to play for the then Premier League team Cardiff City.











Latest Tweets

London Globe

Omar Harfouch denounces state anti-Semitism in Lebanon..… #news #


You May Also Like


The controversial Russian businessman Viktor Baturin, well-known for his years-long counterstanding with his wealthy sister Elena, widow of Moscow ex-mayor Yuri Luzhkov, is likely...

United Kingdom

Film director Ridley Scott has recalled the death of actor Oliver Reed while making the Oscar winning blockbuster Gladiator. Scott said hard-drinking Reed “just...

United Kingdom

The Watneys Party Seven is making a comeback. The ubiquitous 70s beer was a bland fizzing bitter ridiculed by many. The drink’s insipidness helped...

European Union

On April 9, 2022 Dimash Qudaibergen’s first solo concert in Germany took place in Düsseldorf. The colossal energy and the atmosphere of unity did...