The family of Emiliano Sala, the Cardiff City striker who died on January 21, 2019 in a plane crash in the English Channel, has taken legal action against the Welsh club (for which he had just signed and which he was heading to join) and Nantes, from which it came.
Last January, it was two years since Sala lost his life in the English Channel when the plane in which he and pilot David Ibbotson were traveling crashed.
A first investigation ruled that the plane crashed into the sea after suffering a technical problem when flying faster than it could. Additionally, the pilot could have been poisoned with carbon dioxide during the crash.
A first investigation into the case will be carried out this week on the coast of Bournemouth (England), but the family has also decided to initiate legal action against Cardiff City, the club that signed him, and Nantes, the club that sold him.
According to the family’s lawyers, this decision has been made to “protect their interests”, although the process will not begin until the investigation is carried out in Bournemouth and David Henderson is tried, who rented the plane from Ibbotson – a Pipper Malibu-, in October 2021.
In total, the family’s legal team has listed 13 defendants, including soccer clubs, as well as Mark McKay, who worked on the signing of the soccer player, his father Willie McKay, the company that rented the plane and those who took care of its maintenance.