Body Found In The Plane Carrying Emiliano Sala, Says AAIB
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has revealed that a body has been found in the wreckage of the plane carrying missing footballer Emiliano Sala.
The 28-year-old Argentine forward was travelling on the aircraft with pilot David Ibbotson, which went missing over the Channel Islands last month.
According to Sky Sports, the AAIB has underwater video footage and found that 'one occupant [is] visible' in the wreckage.
"The remotely operated vehicle (ROV) carried out a further search of the area overnight, but did not identify any additional pieces of wreckage," the AAIB said in a statement.
"Tragically, in video footage from the ROV, one occupant is visible amidst the wreckage.
"The AAIB is now considering the next steps, in consultation with the families of the pilot and passenger, and the police."
The search for the former Nantes star and the 59-year-old pilot made a major breakthrough after the Piper Malibu plane was found on the seabed off Guernsey.
BBC reports that oceanographer and marine scientist David Mearns revealed that the wreckage from the plane had been found on the seabed after "a couple of hours" of searching.
The footballing world has been in mourning over the disappearance of the Cardiff City player, who signed for the Premier League club in the January transfer window.
Air Accidents Investigation Branch says underwater video footage shows one occupant visible in wreckage of plane carrying Emiliano Sala. #SSN
- Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) 4 February 2019
Air accident investigators say body visible in wreckage of plane that went missing carrying Emiliano Sala & pilot David Ibbotson.
Pic of wreckage released by Air Accident Investigation Branch pic.twitter.com/iq2QsNAqIp
- Rob Harris (@RobHarris) 4 February 2019
Breaking ' A body has been sighted amongst the plane wreckage which transported Emiliano Sala. (AFP)
- Get French Football News (@GFFN) 4 February 2019
SPORTbible would like to send out its condolences to the families and friends of Mr Sala and Mr Ibbotson during this difficult time.
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