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13:22  11 february  2019
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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.

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock has admitted he thought about walking away from football in the wake of the tragic disappearance of Emiliano Sala , whose plane went missing as he traveled to link up with the Premier League club. The official search for the pair was called off on Thursday.

Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock said his side's transfer window slowed to a near halt after the tragic incident that saw Emiliano Sala 's flight disappear last week. Speaking in the lead-up to Cardiff ' s Premier League clash with Bournemouth, Warnock revealed the tragic circumstances surrounding

Soccer: Warnock calls off Cardiff's Tenerife trip to mourn Sala© Reuters/EDDIE KEOGH Premier League - Arsenal v Cardiff City

(Reuters) - Cardiff City canceled the club's trip to Tenerife for a mid-season break so the players could mourn striker Emiliano Sala's death with their families, manager Neil Warnock has said.

January signing Sala was traveling to Cardiff from French club Nantes when the plane he was on crashed in the English Channel last month.

His body was recovered from the wreckage last week while pilot David Ibbotson is yet to be found.

The Welsh club are not in action this weekend after getting knocked out of the FA Cup last month and their next match is in the league at home against Watford on Feb. 22, which gave the club time for a warm-weather training camp.

Report: Nantes demanding Sala transfer payment from Cardiff

Report: Nantes demanding Sala transfer payment from Cardiff Nantes are reportedly demanding payment from Cardiff "within 10 days," otherwise they will take legal action.

Cardiff have been left shocked and dismayed after Nantes demanded the first instalment of the £15m transfer fee for Emiliano Sala .

The flight carrying Sala from Nantes to Cardiff following his record £15million transfer to the Premier League club two days earlier crashed into the Manager accepts club have to move on after discovery of Emiliano Sala ' s body. Sala ' s body was formally identified by the Dorset coroner on Thursday night.

"The club gave me permission to fly out to Tenerife, to take them all for four days but after what's happened over the past two weeks, I'd rather cuddle my kids and see my missus because it's been a long two weeks," Warnock told reporters.

"I've never known anything like this in my life and I've seen most things. They'll all be reflecting on what's happened and your family is more important than football isn't it?"

Cardiff's 2-1 win at Southampton over the weekend was dedicated to Sala by Warnock and midfielder Aron Gunnarsson said the Argentine striker's death had 'brought everyone together' at the club.

"The most important thing was for the family to mourn. Knowing that now, hopefully the pilot will be found and his family can mourn," Gunnarsson said.

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru)

Sala crash report says plane not licensed for commercial use.
Air accident investigators say the plane carrying soccer player Emiliano Sala was not licensed for commercial use by authorities. The initial crash report investigators have yet to determine whether it could be classified as a private flight if costs were being shared. The single-engine aircraft crashed into the English Channel while flying last month from France to Wales.

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