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The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has confirmed that parts of the wreckage from the plane carrying missing footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson has been 'found.'
It is reported that the AAIB has been in
contact with its 'French counterparts,' saying that part of a seat cushion was
discovered on a beach near Surtainville on the Cotentin Peninsula.
Meanwhile, a second cushion from the plane
was discovered in the same area.
The AAIB believes that both items were 'likely'
to have come from the aircraft transporting the 28-year-old Argentine forward and
the 59-year-old pilot.
Air Accidents Investigation Branch says French counterparts found part of a seat cushion on beach nr Surainville on the Cotentin Peninsula. A 2nd cushion was found in the same area & they have concluded its "likely" they are from missing aircraft that carried Emiliano Sala.
- Dan Roan (@danroan) 30 January 2019
The former Nantes star and Mr Ibbotson were travelling on an aircraft that went missing over the Channel Islands this month.
The footballing world has been in mourning over the disappearance of the Cardiff City player.
During a match at the Parc des Princes, Paris Saint-Germain fans sang the footballer's name.
More recently, Arsenal included a touching tribute to Sala in their match-day programme for the Cardiff City match.
Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock candidly spoke about the disappearance of Sala, saying that it had been one of the most difficult weeks of his career.
"I've been in football management now for 40 years and it's by far the most difficult week in my career by an absolute mile," he said.
The 70-year-old manager also told BBC Sport Wales that the incident was something he would think about regularly.
"I think probably 24 hours a day in the last week, yeah. It would be true to say, even as I sit here now," he explained.
"Because there's more important things, isn't there? It takes something like that to make you realise.
"But I realise I have a job to do here, and it was always a massive job. It's doubly massive now, and that's when you've got to show your leadership and show the lads you're in charge of that we've got another miracle to do here."
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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