Emiliano Sala missing plane: One body seen in underwater wreckage

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 4, 2019UPDATED: February 4, 2019 18:18 IST Cardiff City and Nantes FC have been mourning the Sala tragedy (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEmiliano Sala has been missing for close to two weeks nowSala had been en route from Nantes in western France with pilot David Ibbotson to make his debut for Cardiff CitySala’s father Horacio Sala, who is still back home in Argentina, woke up with the news of the plane wreckage being foundInvestigators claimed to have found a body in the wreckage of the plane carrying Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala on Monday.David Mearns’s search boat, which was hired by Sala’s Argentinian family to find the Piper Malibu plane, located the fuselage on Sunday night.The case was then taken over by Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) who have confirmed to have found one dead body inside it.”Based on analysis of ROV (underwater remotely operated vehicle) video footage, the AAIB investigators on board the vessel concluded that the object is wreckage from the missing Piper Malibu aircraft,” Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch said in a statement.”Tragically, in video footage from the ROV, one occupant is visible amidst the wreckage. The AAIB is now considering the next steps, in consultation with the families of the pilot and passenger, and the police.”The 28-year-old Argentina-born forward had been en route from Nantes in western France with pilot David Ibbotson to make his debut for Welsh team Cardiff City when the plane is believed to have crashed into the sea on Jan. 21.A privately funded underwater search had begun on Sunday, several days after investigators said they found two seat cushions on the French coast that likely belonged to the aircraft.”Wreckage of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and piloted by David Ibbotson was located early this morning,” marine scientist David Mearns, who directed the search, said on Twitter.Mearns said Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) had moved its vessel over the position his team had located to visually identify the plane using a remote-operated vehicle.advertisement”The families of Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson have been notified by police. The AAIB will be making a statement tomorrow. Tonight our sole thoughts are with the families and friends of Emiliano and David,” Mearns said.Sala’s father Horacio Sala, who is still back home in Argentina, woke up with the news of the plane wreckage being found. He has accepted that all this feels like a “bad dream”.”I can’t believe it. It’s a bad dream,” Horacio Sala told Cronica TV at his home in Progreso.Also Read | Emiliano Sala plane wreckage found in English Channel, father calls it a bad dreamAlso Read | Emiliano Sala would be proud of Cardiff’s 2-0 win over Bournemouth: WarnockAlso Read | Some players reluctant to join Cardiff after Emiliano Sala disappearance: manager WarnockAlso Read | Cardiff City players scared to fly after Emiliano Sala disappearance: Defender Sol BambaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Emiliano SalaFollow Cardiff CityFollow Emiliano Sala missing plane Next Emiliano Sala missing plane: One body seen in underwater wreckageAir Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB), who took over the case after Emiliano Sala’s plane was found during a privately-funded search, confirmed to have found one dead body within the wreckage.advertisementlast_img

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