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SportSala plane crash investigators determined to recover wreckage after body found

15:55  05 february  2019
15:55  05 february  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Wreckage from a plane carrying Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala has been discovered in the English Channel. The Piper Malibu N264DB was Image caption David Mearns offered to help look for the plane after a fundraising effort by Mr Sala 's family. Speaking on Radio 4's Today programme on

Wreckage from a plane carrying Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala has been discovered in the English Channel. The Piper Malibu N264DB was Image caption David Mearns offered to help look for the plane after a fundraising effort by Mr Sala 's family. Speaking on Radio 4's Today programme on

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Authorities conducting an ongoing investigation into the disappearance of a plane carrying Emiliano Sala remain determined to recover the wreckage from the English Channel.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) revealed on Sunday that the light aircraft which had been carrying the Argentine and pilot David Ibbotson had been found.

They had gone missing while travelling from Nantes to Cardiff on January 21.

Video footage of the wreckage has revealed one body to be visible.

The AAIB is now looking to bring the plane to the surface in an effort to offer closure to the distraught families of those involved.

Man leading search for Sala's plane says wreckage found

Man leading search for Sala's plane says wreckage found The man leading a private search for the missing plane carrying Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala says the wreckage has been found. David Mearns, an American-born marine scientist and shipwreck-hunting specialist, announced the discovery on Twitter two weeks after the plane went missing over the English Channel as it flew from France to Wales. Pilot David Ibbotson, the other man on board, was taking Sala to Cardiff where he was to start playing for his new club in the Premier League.

Wreckage of missing plane carrying Cardiff City's Emiliano Sala found , says search leader - video. He said a remote-controlled submarine deployed by the AAIB He added that the Geo Ocean III had only been contracted for two more days and it was unlikely to be able to recover the plane in that time.

Wreckage from the aircraft was found at the bottom of the English Channel, although the investigators face significant hurdles in finding out what happened to Rescuers say one occupant is visible in the wreckage of the plane that crashed while carrying missing footballer Emiliano Sala .

Concerns have been raised regarding the costs of such a towing operation, but every effort will be made by French and British search teams to see the process through.

Shipwreck hunter David Mearns told L’Equipe: "It's a delicate but feasible operation.

“We have already recovered aircraft in much deeper waters [the aircraft is 67 m deep]. What I feel is that it needs to be done.

“The AAIB has a mission: it is to determine the causes of the accident.

“It does not necessarily include the return of human remains. But, in this case, the plane was found.

“You should ask yourself a question: why be involved in these searches, locate the plane and then decide not to recover it? Especially when there is a body.

“If this plane had fallen into a field, the AAIB would have been looking for it and would have placed it in a shed to study it. They would also have recovered the bodies.

Emiliano Sala: Body found in search for missing footballer

Emiliano Sala: Body found in search for missing footballer A body has been seen in the wreckage of the plane which was carrying missing footballer Emiliano Sala, the UK's Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has said. Underwater searches were carried out using specialist vessels on February 3 over the priority search area and, according to AAIB, uncovered an "object of interest" on the seabed. A remotely operated vehicle surveyed the area and, based on analysis of the video footage, investigators have concluded that the object was wreckage from the missing Piper Malibu aircraft.

Investigators confirmed on Monday that they had found the wreckage of the missing aircraft carrying Premier League soccer player Emiliano Sala and that a body was visible inside. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

The plane wreckage was found on Sunday. The aircraft could be as deep as 400ft underwater. A search operation has found a body in the wreckage of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala , according to the The operation will have to wait for calmer weather conditions before they set about recovering it.

“What is the difference between an airplane in the water and an airplane on land? It costs more money.”

Hearns added: “It's expensive but how much money is spent on these two families?

“For me, it makes no sense to get into this research, to find the plane, which could help to find clues about what happened, and give up. I do not think it's fair to take that responsibility.

“They need time, now that there is no hope to find them alive.

“Many people have made donations, more than 5,000. We think it is necessary for them to know in all transparency what happened.”

Emotional tributes have been paid to Sala by Nantes and Cardiff in their most recent outings.

The 28-year-old had been due to link up with the Bluebirds as the club’s record signing during the January transfer window.

Emotional funeral for Sala held in his Argentine hometown.
Family, friends, supporters and former teammates paid tribute to striker Emiliano Sala in his small Argentine hometown, almost four weeks after he died when the plane he was in crashed into the English Channel. 

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