Emiliano Sala

Emiliano Sala

Footballer Sala and pilot likely exposed to carbon monoxide before fatal crash

Footballer Sala and pilot likely exposed to carbon monoxide before fatal crash

15.8.2019

Footballer Sala and pilot likely exposed to carbon monoxide before fatal crash

LONDON: Argentine football player Emiliano Sala 's blood showed high levels of carbon monoxide, air accident investigators said on Wednesday (Aug ...

Exposure to carbon monoxide can lead to damage to the brain, heart and nervous system and a COHb level of over 50 per cent is considered to be potentially fatal, causing seizure, unconsciousness or a heart attack.

"It is clear from the symptoms that exposure to CO can reduce or inhibit a pilot’s ability to fly an aircraft depending on the level of that exposure."

Sala's family said a detailed examination of the plane wreckage was needed to determine how the gas was able to leak into the cabin.

The AAIB said its investigations were continuing and that a final report would be published in due course.

"That dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide were found in Emiliano's body raises many questions for the family.," said Daniel Machover.

Read more: CNA
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