- Emiliano Sala search has been taken to the next level as divers have revealed that a body has been sighted in the wreckage of the plane
- The Piper Malibu N264DB was found in the English Channel over the night after days of intense search
- Sala was on his way to join his new Cardiff City teammates after sealing club record move to the Welsh club in January
Video clips has revealed that a body has been sighted in the crashed private jet transporting Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala.
The Argentine star joined the Premier League side Cardiff City during the January transfer window but failed to kick a ball as his plane never made it to its destination.
According to the statement made by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch as quoted by Metro news, a body has been sighted in the wreckage of the aircraft underwater.
The Piper Malibu N264DB carrier was said to have been discovered in the English Channel overnight and progress are being made as to the recovery of the bodies trapped in the plane.
Salah and his pilot, David Ibbotson disappeared over the English Channel on January 21 after leaving Nantes in France for Cardiff.
"Having identified a priority search area last week, the AAIB agreed a search strategy with Blue Water Recoveries Ltd to maximise the chance of locating the aircraft wreckage.
"The AAIB commissioned specialist vessel Geo Ocean III and Blue Water Recoveries Ltd commissioned FPV Morven and the search area was divided between the vessels.
Both vessels began their search on the morning of Sunday February. "Early in the search, the Morven identified an object of interest on the seabed using its side-scan sonar equipment.
"Based on analysis of ROV video footage, the AAIB investigators on board the vessel concluded that the object is wreckage from the missing Piper Malibu aircraft, registration N264DB.
"The ROV carried out a further search of the area overnight, but did not identify any additional pieces of wreckage.
"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 image shows the rear left side of the fuselage including part of the aircraft registration. ‘We intend to publish an interim report within one month of the accident occurring."
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Earlier, Emiliano Sala’s father was said to have expressed his sadness after the wreckage of the plane was found.
He said that: "I cannot believe it. This is a dream. A bad dream. I am desperate," Mr Sala told local broadcaster Cronica TV.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the plane transporting Emiliano Sala from France to England has been discovered.
The aircraft which has the Argentine star and his pilot David Ibbotson was sighted in the English Channel for the first time since it disappeared on January 21 according to Daily Mail citing Sky Sports.
Sala was on his way to join his new Cardiff City teammates having sealed a deal to join the Premier league side during the winter transfer window.
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