British Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB )toxicology reports suggests that Emiliano Sala and possibly the pilot was exposed to harmful volume of carbon monoxide before the plane he was flying in crashed
LONDON – with the Pilot’s body still missing, It is still uncertain the cause of both passenger and pilot death – The toxicology report came out today and was announced that Emiliano Sala might have died from inhaling a lot of toxic carbon monoxide fumes before the plane crashed killing him and the Pilot David Ibbotson. This is a far cry from the initial cause of death that was reported a few months ago. The reports stated that Sala had died from head trauma and that his body was seriously damaged to the point he was almost unrecognizable.
Initial reports also pointed to the pilot as the reason for the crash after damning details were revealed that the pilot was on a restricted fly licence and was colourblind.
Carbon monoxide as is known is a gas that emits no smell or taste and cannot be detected easily except with specialist equipment. Any exposure over 50% can results in heart attacks and seizures when a human is exposed to it. The report stated that test carried out on Sala’s blood revealed that we had up to 58% carbon monoxide.
The AAIB says the reason for a leak and exposure to carbon monoxide might have been down to human error and the Dorset Police say they still are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash to determine if any form of criminality could be identified.
The investigators are of the opinion that the plane might have had some mechanical faults that would have caused the toxic gas to begin to fill the cabin and cockpit of the plane. This theory would remain speculation as the experts have deemed the idea of salvaging the air plane from the English channel as very expensive and dangerous to undertake.
This new revelation triggers more Questions than answers, and Emiliano’s Family has expressed their desire to have the air craft recovered for further investigation.