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SportBody recovered from wreckage of plane carrying footballer Sala: UK investigator

03:30  07 february  2019
03:30  07 february  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Search ends for plane carrying Argentine soccer player

Search ends for plane carrying Argentine soccer player Authorities say they are no longer actively searching for the plane carrying Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala that disappeared from radar on Monday. A three-day air-and-sea operation, covering 1,700 square miles near the Channel Islands, has failed to locate the aircraft or the two people on board, Sala and pilot David Ibbotson. The plane was flying from the French city of Nantes to Cardiff, where Sala was due to start playing for the Welsh capital's Premier League club. Guernsey harbor master Capt.

A body has been recovered from the wreckage of the plane which crashed with footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson on board. The operation was carried out in as dignified a way as possible and the families were kept informed of progress. “Unfortunately, attempts to recover the

Investigators recovered an unidentified body on Wednesday from the wreckage of the plane that was carrying soccer star Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson.

Body recovered from wreckage of plane carrying footballer Sala: UK investigator© Reuters/HANDOUT FILE PHOTO: The wreckage of the missing aircraft carrying soccer player Emiliano Sala is seen on the seabed near Guernsey

(Reuters) - A body has been recovered from the wreckage of the plane that was carrying Argentina-born professional soccer player Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) in Britain said late on Wednesday.

The agency did not disclose the identity of the body.

Sala, 28, had been en route from Nantes in western France on Jan. 21 to make his debut for Premier League team Cardiff City when the plane disappeared over the English Channel.

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.

London: British crash investigators on Tuesday launched an underwater operation to recover a body from the wreckage of the plane carrying Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala 's disappearance was mourned by several people across the globe, with many professional footballers funding the search

Investigators say "progress is slow" due to strong currents where the wreckage is located. Attempts are being made to recover the body from the plane wreck that was carrying Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Image caption The AAIB released this photograph of the wreckage of the Piper Malibu.

The wreckage was found on Sunday following a privately-funded underwater search. Two seat cushions were discovered on the French coast that likely belonged to the aircraft.

A body was visible inside when the wreckage was on the seabed near Guernsey, air accident investigators had said on Monday.

The body was "successfully recovered" but attempts to recover the aircraft wreckage were unsuccessful, the AAIB said in a statement on Wednesday. The overall operation was brought to an end due to "poor weather conditions," the agency said.

Sala had agreed to join Welsh club Cardiff for a club-record fee of 15 million pounds ($19.63 million) from French Ligue 1 club Nantes. He and the pilot are believed to have died as the single-engined Piper Malibu aircraft crashed into the sea.

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.

London: The investigator who found the wreckage of a plane carrying Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala in the Channel called on the authorities on Mearns was hired by Sala 's family to find the light aircraft after it disappeared near the British island of Guernsey on January 21, with the 28-year-old

Football News: British crash investigators launched an underwater operation to recover a body from the wreckage of the plane carrying Argentine footballer The light aircraft carrying the 28-year-old footballer and pilot David Ibbotson to his new Premier League team Cardiff City disappeared near the

On Saturday at Cardiff's home Premier League match against Bournemouth, the Cardiff players held up a T-shirt bearing the image of Sala, who never played a game for the club, after the team scored in the fifth minute.

Fans were handed daffodils as they entered the Cardiff City Stadium. In the 28th minute, a round of applause swelled around the stadium as fans sang Sala's name.

On Jan. 30, Nantes payed tribute to their former player. Referee Frank Schneider stopped play in the Ligue 1 match against St Etienne for a minute of applause during which Nantes coach Vahid Halilhodzic was in tears.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; editing by Grant McCool)

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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