Missing player the Premier League flew with a pilot without a license

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The pilot of the plane carrying the football club of the English Premier League (EPL) Cardiff city FC emiliano Sala, was not licensed to carry commercial passengers. About this newspaper The Times.

The source notes that in the register of civil aviation stated that the 59-year-old David Ibbotson had permission only for private flights. According to the representative of the Division for investigation of accidents currently being studied all aspects of flight, including established whether the flight is private or commercial.

The plane with Sala on Board went missing on January 22. He was flying from Nantes to Cardiff and disappeared from radar in the skies over the English channel. The search operation lasted two days and ended on January 24. Neither aircraft nor passengers were found. According to tabloid The Sun, the plane could disappear due to icing of the wings.

For the transition from Sala “Nantes” “Cardiff city” has paid 20 million euros — the deal was a record in the history of the club from Wales. Prior to this, the Argentine played only in France.

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