The plane carrying the top Argentine player fell into the English Channel in January 2019. The plane was not intended for commercial flights.
Businessman David Henderson has been found guilty in January 2019 of a football player who died in a plane crash Emiliano Salan flight arrangements.
Cardiff Crown Court jury found 67-year-old Henderson guilty by a 10-2 majority decision. According to The Guardian, the jury considered the matter for seven and a half hours. Henderson had arranged a fatal flight for a football agent Willie McKayn with.
Argentine Sala, 28, and a pilot pilot David Ibbotson, 59, died after the plane crashed into the English Channel on the evening of January 21, 2019.
According to news agency AFP, Henderson was accused of organizing a fatal flight for financial reasons.
Secret just before his death, he moved from Nantes in the French League to Cardiff in the English Premier League. He was on his way to his new company in Wales when a flight arranged by Henderson fell into the English Channel.
The secret was due to move to Cardiff with the largest transfer amount in club history, £ 15 million, around € 17 million.
The body of the secret was found in February 2019, and at that time it was found that he had received carbon monoxide poisoning before the plane crashed into the sea.
Henderson was to fly the plane himself, but he was on holiday in Paris at the time with his wife and hired Ibbotson, who was his acquaintance, to replace him.
Ibbotson did not have a commercial pilot’s license or qualification for night flying, and his qualification for a single-engine Piper Malibu flight had expired. The aircraft was not intended for commercial flights.
Henderson sent a text message to several people urging them not to talk about the incident and warning that it would “open the worm jar.”
Henderson, a former British Air Force officer, admitted to the court that he feared an investigation into his transactions.
The court judge granted Henderson bail. He will return to conviction on November 12, when he will face up to five years in prison for endangering the plane and two years on other charges.
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