A 66-year-old man appeared in court on Monday in connection with the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala in a light aircraft crash last year. Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority charged David Henderson with two offenses under the Air Navigation Order 2016 earlier this month. At a hearing in Cardiff, he denied endangering the safety of an aircraft and attempting to discharge a passenger without valid permission or authorisation. Sala, 28, died after a single-engine Piper Malibu aircraft flown by David Ibbotson crashed north of the Channel island of Guernsey in January 2019. It also concerns the bad weather and whether he was “competent to fly” in such conditions, Cardiff Crown Court was told.
Source: Punch October 26, 2020 17:03 UTC