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BREAKING: Businessman who organised fatal flight for footballer Emiliano Sala jailed 18 months

The businessman who organised a flight that crashed killing footballer Emiliano Sala has been jailed 18 months for endangering the safety of an aircraft.

According to Sky Sports, David Henderson who is 67 years old was convicted by a majority verdict of 10 to two at Cardiff Crown Court last month.

It could be recalled that the plane carrying Emiliano Sala crashed into the English Channel on the evening of 21 January 2019 killing the footballer and pilot David Ibbotson,59.

The 28-year-old footballer was travelling to his new club Cardiff City.

Mr Henderson arranged the flight with football agent William ‘Willie’ McKay.

He had asked Mr Ibbotson to fly the plane as he was away on holiday in Paris with his wife.

Mr Ibbotson who regularly flew for him did not hold a commercial pilot’s licence,a qualification to fly at night and his rating to fly the single-engine Piper Malibu had expired.

After he found out that the plane had gone down,Henderson texted a number of people telling them to stay silent,warning it would ‘open a can of worms’.

He admitted in court he feared an investigation into his business dealings.


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