The wreckage of the plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson has been found. The plane disappeared from the radar two weeks ago.
The families of Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson have been notified. The bodies of Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson have not been found and they are presumed dead. The wreckage was found on the bottom of the English Channel, according to David Means, the sea explorer who was in charge of the operation.
The British authorities announced on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, that the search for Emiliano Sala has been resumed. The decision has been made after two seat covers of the plane were found.
French authorities announced that the first seat cover was discovered on Monday, 28 January 2019, on a beach nearby Surtainville, while the second seat cover was found on the same day, but at a later time, in the same area.
The Piper Malibu plane carrying Emiliano Sala, 28 years old, disappeared from radar on Monday evening, 21 january, while flying over the English Channel after losing radio contact with the tower. Earlier, the pilot asked the tower for permission to descend because of weather conditions.
That was the last contact the plane had with people on the ground. Emiliano Sala was returning to Cardiff to join the team he transferred to from Nantes.