The pilot who crashed with Cardiff's Emiliano Salla striker on board had no commercial license, the investigators say.
His Interim Report says he can only fly to European Union passengers on a cost-sharing basis
He has not yet determined whether Sala
has the validity of the 59- Mr Ibbotson during the January 21
Salad was found in the remains of Piper Malibu N264DB, which was found on the seabed 13 days after disappearing on the Channel near Gernessy. just two days earlier – for a club record fee of 15 million pounds – and returned to France to say goodbye to his former teammates.
Mr. Ibbotson has not yet been discovered and his family hopes to start a new search for his body.
The plane remains under water along the banks of Guernsey after a recovery attempt that has been hindered by bad weather.
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Since flying is an expensive activity, cost sharing allows pilots to spend their flying hours while sharing fuel costs, landing fees and other costs with passengers.
The AAIB report states that the base for Salo for the N264DB "has not yet been established, but the pilot previously carried passengers on a" cost-sharing "basis
Sharing cost of private flights are allowed in the United Kingdom and the report says Mr Ibbotson of Crowle, North Lincolnshire previously operated this type of flight
However, the report adds that since the airplane is registered in the United States, it is Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules, which means that he can only he does legally if he pays half of his operating expenses
Furthermore, Mr Ibbotson needed a "good faith" flight purpose – known in aviation as a "common purpose" – and should dictate when the flight should
It is understandable that the departure of the flight was delayed to allow Sala to say goodbye to her colleagues from Nantes before she left.
The report says that on the basis of a cost sharing flight, it "should not be done for
This is one area for which AAIB said that further investigation was needed.
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AAIB said the plane was found in three parts of the seabed after the submarine had been sent under water.
AAIB said he failed to find out how much flight pilot Mr Ibbotson had done recently as his pilot's license and logbook had been lost.
Mr. Ibbotson had approximately 3700 flight hours and was licensed as a private pilot in the United Kingdom and the United States.
The task of AAIB, which is a branch of the Ministry of Transport, is to conduct safety investigations into the causes of aviation accidents without allocating blame or liability.