Emiliano Sala’s family have been told that the missing plane he was travelling on has been found at the bottom of the English Channel.
The former Nantes striker, who had signed for Cardiff City just days before his disappearance, made headlines across the world in January when the plane disappeared over the English Channel.
According to Sky News, Sala’s family have been informed that the plane was found this morning after an underwater search.
It was previously announced that
The leader of that search team
Sky News correspondent Tom Parmenter has also confirmed the news saying: “It was early this morning at about 9am, the very early stages of the search that had got underway at first light this morning… that they saw something with the sonar equipment that they had on board.
Wreckage of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and piloted by David Ibbotson was located early this morning by the FPV MORVEN. As agreed with the AAIB they moved the GEO OCEAN III over the position we provided them to visually identify the plane by ROV. #EmilianoSala
— David Mearns (@davidlmearns) February 3, 2019
“They carried out further passes over that area to pinpoint and have a closer look.
“They went through various stages of identification through the course of today, and David Mearns confirmed to me that they have now positively identified the wreckage as that of the plane that had been carrying the Argentinian footballer.”