A harsh sentence for a businessman convicted of the death of Argentine footballer Sala in a plane crash

Today, Friday, a Cardiff court convicted businessman David Henderson of 18 months in prison for organizing the flight that caused the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala, local media reported.

Henderson, 67, faced charges of failing to follow safety protocols; This resulted in the deaths of Sala, 28, and pilot David Ibbotson in January 2019 during a flight over the English Channel, from the French city of Nantes to Cardiff, Wales.

Last month, a court convicted him of endangering the safety of the aircraft.

A month after the accident, the body of Sala, who had been signed by Cardiff City for 15 million pounds ($ 20.10 million), was found a few days before the plane crash, while Ibbotson’s body was not recovered.

It was stated during the trial that Ibbotson, who had been driving for Henderson regularly, did not have a permit or certificate to fly at night.

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