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Sala crash investigators given name of real plane owners

Postby Forever Blue » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:48 pm

Emiliano Sala crash investigators given name of real plane owners as firm who registered aircraft speak out


Monday 11th February 2019



Southern Aircraft Consultancy Inc have issued a statement

An investigation is looking into the crash that killed Emiliano Sala



Investigators probing the plane crash that killed Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala are fully aware of who actually owned the aircraft.

The ownership of the Piper Mailbu N264DB plane has been the source of much speculation and mystery since it crashed into the English Channel on the night of January 21.

Now, Southern Aircraft Consultancy Inc, a British-based Trustee firm who registered the aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the USA, have broken their silence.

The Norfolk-based company offers non-US citizens the ability to legally register their aircraft in the US. It then holds the plane in trust for the real owner, and promises never to pass on information about the owners to the public. The name of the actual owners of the Piper Malibu are not available on the FAA website.



Until now, Southern Aircraft have refused to speak out. But, in a statement they revealed more about the role they perform and said they had given details of the real owners to the Air Accident Investigation Branch.


The issue of ownership may be central to establishing who is liable for the costs Cardiff City could yet have to bear amid their dispute over the £15m transfer fee with Nantes. WalesOnline understands the club are demanding answers to this question before deciding how to proceed.


A spokesperson for Southern Aircraft Consultancy said: "Recent press reports have stated that ownership information has been removed from the FAA records, in order to occlude ownership details. We can categorically state that this is incorrect.

"As a business, we would never even consider doing this, even if it were requested by a client (which it has not been, in this case). No records or details have been removed from anywhere in relation to this aircraft. In fact, it is not possible to remove any such documentation from the FAA records, even if the aircraft owners had requested it (which they have not).

"As an organisation, we do not exist to 'hide' aircraft ownership details. We exist simply to assist people with registering their aircraft on the FAA register.

"The comprehensive ownership details of aircraft registered in Trust - including details of any and all previous ownership transfers whilst on the FAA register - are part of the formal aircraft record at the FAA, as with any other aircraft registration (whether registered by a Trustee or not).

"To reiterate, Southern Aircraft Consultancy are the Trustee only for the aircraft, which is owned and operated by another party. Said party is responsible for the day to day operation of the aircraft as well as its maintenance.

"By law, as with any other company who holds client details, we cannot simply release those details to anyone that asks for them. We can only release them to those who have a legal right to it (for example, the AAIB, with whom we have been liaising regularly and to whom we provided all of the information that we hold on the aircraft and the owners immediately after being notified that it was missing).

"It would be inappropriate to comment further at this point, but again we extend our condolences to the families of those involved in the accident."


The news comes on the day an inquest heard Sala died from head and chest injuries. Pilot David Ibbotson remains missing as his family prepare to pay for a new search for his body following a fundraising campaign that has seen the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Gary Lineker pledge huge sums.

Questions have been asked about the suitability of a plane of that type to make that journey. According to the Aviation Safety Network, 220 people have been killed as a result of crashes involving the Piper PA-46 Malibu plane between 1984 and 2019 (not including this incident).





But these are attributed to a range of causes, including pilot error and weather, though some are attributed to technical faults.



The Civil Aviation Authority said there is "nothing preventing a single engine aircraft flying commercially at night".

The weather conditions are known to have been difficult on the night the plane crashed, and there have been suggestions ice may have been a factor in the plane requesting to descend, although this is something the investigation will look to establish for certain.

The AAIB are due to publish an interim report within a fortnight, with the full investigation likely to take up to a year.

In a WhatsApp call made by Sala after he had got on the plane that night he appears to refer to how the aircraft "seems to be falling apart". The plane's engine can be heard in the background.


The Whatsapp message that Emiliano Sala sent to his friends
You can read the full transcript of the message here.

There have also been reports in French media the plane took three attempts to take off from Nantes airport, but these have not been verified.
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Re: Sala crash investigators given name of real plane owners

Postby SirJimmySchoular » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:30 pm

Been trying to tell people here that for some time , but maybe they'll believe it now that they've heard a journalist say it .
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Re: Sala crash investigators given name of real plane owners

Postby Forever Blue » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:31 pm

The firm who registered the light aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the USA - Southern Aircraft Consultancy - have issued this statement today, insisting they have given details of the real owners to the Air Investigations Branch (AAIB):





“Recent press reports have stated that ownership information has been removed from the FAA records, in order to occlude ownership details. We can categorically state that this is incorrect."


“As a business, we would never even consider doing this, even if it were requested by a client (which it has not been, in this case). No records or details have been removed from anywhere in relation to this aircraft. In fact, it is not possible to remove any such documentation from the FAA records, even if the aircraft owners had requested it (which they have not).
“As an organisation, we do not exist to ‘hide’ aircraft ownership details. We exist simply to assist people with registering their aircraft on the FAA register.
“The comprehensive ownership details of aircraft registered in Trust - including details of any and all previous ownership transfers whilst on the FAA register - are part of the formal aircraft record at the FAA, as with any other aircraft registration (whether registered by a Trustee or not).
“To reiterate, Southern Aircraft Consultancy are the Trustee only for the aircraft, which is owned and operated by another party. Said party is responsible for the day to day operation of the aircraft as well as its maintenance.
“By law, as with any other company who holds client details, we cannot simply release those details to anyone that asks for them. We can only release them to those who have a legal right to it (for example, the AAIB, with whom we have been liaising regularly and to whom we provided all of the information that we hold on the aircraft and the owners immediately after being notified that it was missing).
“It would be inappropriate to comment further at this point, but again we extend our condolences to the families of those involved in the accident.”
A spokesperson for Southern Aircraft Consultancy
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Re: Sala crash investigators given name of real plane owners

Postby Melsuttonholyboots » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:38 pm

Manslaughter. All for dirty money. Makes me sick.
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Re: Sala crash investigators given name of real plane owners

Postby Ibby » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:03 pm

It makes me sick these people, involved. I hope they recover Sala phone as its clear evidence,to the case.
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