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SportTan makes £50,000 donation to pilot David Ibbotson's search fund

22:25  12 february  2019
22:25  12 february  2019 Source:   readsport.co

AAIB attempting to recover body from Sala plane wreckage

AAIB attempting to recover body from Sala plane wreckage Following footage showing a body visible among the wreckage of Emiliano Sala's plane, a recovery operation is underway.

Tan makes £50,000 donation to pilot David Ibbotson's search fund © Harry Trump/Getty Images Sport Cardiff City v Newcastle United - Premier League

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made a personal donation of £50,000 to the fund hoped to aid the search of missing pilot David Ibbotson.

The Daily Mirror report that Ibbotson was the only other person on board the aircraft carrying Bluebirds striker Emiliano Sala to Britain when it crashed into the English Channel last month.

Sala’s body was recovered from the wreckage on February 4, thanks to a private search that was funded by members of the public.

Tan makes £50,000 donation to pilot David Ibbotson's search fund © Michael Steele/Getty Images Sport Michael Steele/Getty Images Sport

The official search for the Piper Malibu single propeller aeroplane was called off after just four days.

Tan, who has owned the Welsh club since 2010, made the donation in two separate instalments to a GoFundMe page set up by the Englishman’s family.

Over the weekend, France star Kylian Mbappe gave £27,000 to the campaign, which has now reached £225,000 of its £300,000 target thanks to the backing of over 10,000 people.

Ibbotson’s family say they are ‘desperate’ to lay him to rest and are hopeful that the potential search will give them the closure they need.

Divers find no trace of David Ibbotson as search of Emiliano Sala plane wreckage ends.
The diving team have returned to shore

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