Body Found In Wreckage Of Plane Carrying Missing Footballer, Emiliano Sala

Body Found In Wreckage Of Plane Carrying Missing Footballer, Emiliano Sala

Body Found In Wreckage Of Plane Carrying Missing Footballer, Emiliano Sala

Emiliano and pilot David Ibbotson are both now missing, presumed dead, after their plane went missing two weeks ago.

The plane had requested to descend before it lost contact with Jersey air traffic control.

According to the statement made by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch as quoted by Metro news, a body has been sighted in the wreckage of the aircraft underwater.

The plane is approximately 67m underwater.

He added their "worst fears are confirmed", saying: "It's going to take a long time for them to come to terms with the loss".

Investigators said they had located the wreckage on the seabed of the English Channel on Sunday, and the families of those on board had been told.

He said lifting the plane was now the most important task.

'It's even more imperative that the plane and the body are recovered.

If the operation is successful, the wreckage will be moved by boat to a United Kingdom port then to the AAIB's base at Farnborough in Hampshire.

Mr Hotson said there was always a possibility that the wreck would not be raised and that a decision would be made on the advice of salvage experts.

"The AAIB is now considering the next steps, in consultation with the families of the pilot and passenger, and the police".

An online appeal started by Sala's agent had raised £324,000 (371,000 euros) for the private search, which Mr Mearns offered to help with.

This undated photo shows the Geo Ocean III specialist search vessel off the coast of Alderney in the English Channel.

Speaking on Monday, he said: "There's a much greater chance they [the Sala family] will get answers if [the plane is] recovered".

Programme notes, penned by owner Vincent Tan and the rest of the Bluebirds' board, said events had shaken "Cardiff City to its very core".

The Cardiff City striker had put the dog into kennels ready for his move to Wales and Nala is believed to be one of the reasons he returned to France.

The search for Sala and Ibbotson was called off after three days before Argentina and Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and other players funded an additional rescue effort over the weekend.

There were emotional tributes to the Argentinean footballer as Cardiff played their first home game since his disappearance.

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