WRECKAGE OF EMILIANO SALA'S PLANE FOUND WITH A BODY INSIDE
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WRECKAGE OF EMILIANO SALA'S PLANE FOUND WITH A BODY INSIDE

Feb 05, 2019 | Jimmie Kariuki

 

The wreckage of the plane carrying Cardiff City Striker Emiliano Sala has been found.

According to Ship Wreck Hunter David Mearns, the plane wreckage was found at the sea bed 65 metres underwater with one visible person in it on Sunday evening.

A video footage taken by a Remote Operated Underwater vehicle showed a piece of the wreckage with the plane’s registration number on it.

Sala’s plane went missing over the English Channel on 21St January this year when the 28-year-old player together with his 59-year old pilot David Ibbotson were coming from Nantes to Cardiff ahead of a football match.

Emiliano’s plane went off the radar a few miles off the Guernsey Coast. The British authorities had already called off the search stating that there was no chance of finding the plane occupants alive.

Sala had just been signed by Cardiff City from Nantes on a three-year contract and was due to start training with the rest of the team.

Read also: Cardiff Striker Emiliano Sala's last message before his plane went missing over the English Channel

Mr. David Mearns was confident that the plane wreckage would be recovered and retrieved from the waters so as to give the families closure as they mourn.

“The plane had crashed, it is not broken but it is all there. There are no fragmentations. It is all there.” David Mearns was quoted by an Argentine Media house.

Speaking after receiving the news, Sala’s father thanked the team for finding the wreckage just two hours after the underwater search began.

He also expressed his grief for losing a son terming the whole incident as a bad dream which has brought nothing but desperation to him and his family.

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