Five months after a plane crash in the English Channel.
Five months after the death of Argentine soccer pro Emiliano Sala in a plane crash in the English Channel, a suspect was arrested in Britain. The 64-year-old North Yorkshire man will be charged with manslaughter for an "illegal act," police said on Wednesday.
The suspect cooperates with the investigators and has been released for the time being. More details on the man's identity did not mention the police. Nor was it clear how it relates to Sala's death.
The 28-year-old single-engine propeller plane and British pilot David Ibbotson on board disappeared from the radar on January 21, about 20 km north of the Isle of Guernsey in the English Channel. Sala was on his way to his new club after a million changes from FC Nantes to FC Cardiff City. In early February, Sala's body was finally discovered in the plane crash at the bottom of the English Channel and recovered a few days later. The corpse of the pilot was not found.
Ibbotson supposedly had no night flight rating because he was colorblind. In addition, the aircraft was not approved for commercial flights.