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Plane Carrying Cardiff City’s Emiliano Sala Has Reportedly Been Found

Plane Carrying Cardiff City’s Emiliano Sala Has Reportedly Been Found

1 hour ago 5.3K  Shares Plane Carrying Cardiff City’s Emiliano Sala Has Reportedly Been Found 2019-02-03 21:14:27 2019-02-03 22:21:22 Nasir Jabbar Nasir Jabbar in  News Powered by The plane that was carrying missing Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala has reportedly been found, his family has been told.A search boat recovered the wreckage on the seabed…


The plane that was carrying missing Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala has reportedly been found, his family has been told.

A search boat recovered the wreckage on the seabed of the English channel this morning, according toSky News.

Both 28-year-old Sala and the aircraft’s pilot Dave Ibbotson, 59, are missing presumed dead.

The plane, which was travelling from Nantes – where Sala’s previous club is based – disappeared from radars on January 21.

He was on his way to meet new teammates at Cardiff after signing a £15 million transfer deal from the French club.

Wreaths and flowers in memory of Emiliano Sala, in front of the Beaujoire Stadium in Nantes. Credit: PA

Renowned shipwreck hunter, David Mearns, launched a survey vessel and discovered the aircraft on the seabed of the English Channel.

Recalling the discovery, Mearns told Sky Sports News: “Our job is done. This is an active investigation now in the hands of the AAIB, and they will be taking over as agreed.

“We’ve had a long trip back and all I could think about was the families. This is what they wanted us to do, we’ve achieved it and that’s the best we could have hoped for – the best outcome.

“An incredibly tragic and sad, and a devastating moment, but at least some of their questions will be answered because of what we will be able to do today.”

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He’s a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He’s also an avid Bristol City fan.

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