A body whose identity is still unknown was found among the remains of the private plane that disappeared at the bottom of the English Channel with the Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala on board, as announced by the British authorities on Monday. "Tragically, thanks to the recording of an underwater video, you can see an occupant in the wreckage of the aircraft," explains the Air Accidents Investigation Branch, which is in charge of the UK investigation of air accidents, in a statement in which He details that "he will consider the following steps after consulting with the families of the player and the pilot" missing.
"I can not believe it. This is a nightmare. I'm desperate, "lamented Horacio, the soccer player's father, on Sunday after receiving a call from British authorities informing him of the plane's discovery in the depths of the English Channel.
The plane in which the forward and the pilot David Ibbotson was traveling was located this Sunday in an area near the islands of Guernsey, about 20 kilometers further north, according to British researchers. "The images show the left rear side of the fuselage, which includes a part of the aircraft's record," the note said.
The plane, of the Piper Malibu brand and license plate N264DB, was found in an "almost complete" state. For the finding was essential the collaboration of a British private company that was commissioned from Sunday in the early hours of the search, at the request of the family of Emiliano Sala. "We have located the remains of the plane on the seabed, at a depth of about 63 meters," Oceanographer David Mearns told the BBC on Monday. The specialist explains that the finding was possible thanks to the use of a sonar and a submersible with a video recording system. "The cameras saw the registration number and also the bulk of the aircraft."
The ship of the British investigators stayed last night in the zone and in the next days it could begin to remove of the water the shipwrecked airplane, according to assures David Mearns. "Our thoughts are with the families and friends of Emiliano and David Ibbotson", concludes the specialist.