April 14, 2021

They find a corpse inside the plane where Emiliano Sala was traveling

They find a corpse inside the plane where Emiliano Sala was traveling

An underwater video of the rubble of the private plane in which the Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was traveling, shows a "visible occupant", informed the Department of Aerial Accident Investigation of the United Kingdom (AAIB).

The remains of the plane were found this Sunday in the bottom of the English Channel by a private company hired by the family of Sala for the search of the athlete and the pilot David Ibbotson, missing since January 21.

Both traveled in the Piper PA-46 Malibu, which was lost from the radars when it moved between Nantes (France) and Cardiff (Wales) two weeks ago today.

In a statement, AAIB said Monday that "tragically, the video is visible an occupant among the remains" and explained that now is "considering" the next steps to follow with "the relatives of the pilot and the passenger and the police."

In addition, the department announced that it plans to publish an interim report once one month after the accident.

The plane was detected this Sunday by the ship FPV Morven, hired by the family of Sala, 28 years old, thanks to a collection that had hundreds of donors.

The oceanographer David Mearns was in charge of confirming the finding of the Morven and pointed out that the Geo Ocean III will be in charge of starting today the investigation of the remains of the plane.

Emiliano Sala flew in the Piper PA-46 Malibu to Cardiff (United Kingdom) to join his new club after he made the largest outlay in his history to pay 17 million dollars for the transfer.

The Argentine footballer had signed this year a great campaign in the Nantes, of the French first division, in which he scored 12 goals.


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