Author Topic: Emiliano Sala missing plane  (Read 323 times)

mattc

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Emiliano Sala missing plane
« on: January 23, 2019, 08:38:32 am »
Flippin eck :(

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46966424
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The Argentine striker, 28, was one of two people on board the plane which lost contact off Alderney in the Channel Islands on Monday night.

Sala reportedly sent a WhatsApp voice message to family, saying he was "really scared".

Media in Argentina reported that he said: "I'm on a plane that looks like it's going to fall apart."
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Re: Emiliano Sala missing plane
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 12:26:22 pm »
Sad that this country is obsessed celebrity. No mention has been made of the pilot being missing. :(

T42

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Re: Emiliano Sala missing plane
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 01:57:35 pm »
Nor yet here. Yet another light aircraft going down is only news unless there's a celebrity on board.

I've been on flights where the plane started wallowing and the pilot began looking at the wings with a hard torch for ice. Not nice.
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Re: Emiliano Sala missing plane
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2019, 07:22:38 pm »
Nor yet here. Yet another light aircraft going down is only news unless there's a celebrity on board.

...or if there's a dramatic rescue.  Which seems distinctly unlikely.
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T42

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Re: Emiliano Sala missing plane
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2019, 08:46:24 am »
The pilot was one Dave Ibbotson, apparently a finance expert and " a bit rusty" by his own admission. Having seen a professional handling a single-engined Piper in icy weather, "a bit rusty" is a good reason to look up the Easyjet timetable.
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