Household of Emiliano Sala launch authorized motion in opposition to Cardiff, Nantes over aircraft crash dying

Household of Emiliano Sala launch authorized motion in opposition to Cardiff, Nantes over aircraft crash dying

A aircraft carrying Emiliano Sala went lacking from radar over the English Channel in January 2019. LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Pictures

Emiliano Sala’s household are taking authorized motion in opposition to Cardiff Metropolis, Nantes and a football agent following his dying in a aircraft crash two years in the past.

In total, the Sala household have named 13 defendants of their case together with football agent Mark McKay, who was working on behalf of Nantes within the transfer. His father Willie McKay can also be named as are the corporate that owned the aircraft, its producers and people chargeable for its upkeep.

– Borden: Searching for Emiliano Sala

The striker was killed in a aircraft crash in January 2019 after signing for Cardiff from Ligue 1 aspect Nantes. His physique was recovered in February 2019.

David Henderson is about to face trial on Oct. 18., accused of endangering the protection of an plane, in addition to making an attempt to discharge a passenger with out legitimate permission or authorisation.

Forward of a pre-inquest evaluation into Sala’s dying on Wednesday, lawyer Daniel Machover, of Hickman & Rose Solicitors, stated: “The household of Emiliano Sala are asking the coroner to repair the inquest date when she evaluations issues, with a date quickly after the trial of David Henderson, which has been mounted for October 18 2021.

“Within the meantime, with the intention to shield their authorized rights and cures arising from Emiliano’s premature dying, the household have commenced civil proceedings within the Excessive Court docket, however will search settlement to remain these proceedings pending the result of the inquest.

“That makes it all of the extra vital for the inquest date to be mounted, so everybody can plan accordingly.

“Most significantly, the household know that the inquest will present the solutions to the very many questions they’ve about what went mistaken in January 2019 and why Emiliano’s life was minimize brief.”

In September 2019, FIFA ordered Cardiff to pay a transfer price of £5.three million (€6m) to Nantes for Sala.

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