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Pilot David Ibbotson who ran the aircraft, which crashed with a football player “Cardiff city” emiliano Sala on Board, was color blind. It is reported by BBC Sport.
According to the source, because of this, the pilot was banned from flying at night, but allowed a day. Aircraft Piper PA-46 Malibu was registered in the United States, however, the pilot had permission to operate it in Europe.
It is noted that, according to the registry of the American Federal civil aviation Agency, Ibbotson needed glasses for the color blind. Other issues of the pilot health is not reported.
On March 3 it was reported that Ibbotson were not allowed to carry commercial passengers on the territory of the European Union. While he had a license for private flights. It was also noted that he finished training at a British flight school Cranfield.
The plane with Sala on Board crashed on 22 January. Before departure, the player has sent a friend a message that said that the way the plane will fall apart and that scared him. According to the Times, the pilot to the last retained control of the plane and expected to land the aircraft on water.
The body of a football player was discovered on 4 February, the remains of the pilot still not found.
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