4 Feb 2019

Emiliano Sala plane wreckage found in Channel

11:19 am on 4 February 2019

Wreckage from the plane which disappeared with EPL team Cardiff City's Emiliano Sala and a pilot on board has been found in the English Channel.

Argentinian forward Emiliano Sala

Emiliano Sala Photo: AFP

It follows a search by two ships off Guernsey on Sunday.

David Mearns, on behalf of the footballer's family, confirmed the wreckage had been located.

Teams from the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) moved into location at the site to recover the aircraft.

"Wreckage from plane which disappeared with Cardiff City's Emiliano Sala and pilot on board found in English Channel located early this morning by the FPV MORVEN," Mr Mearns said.

"The families of Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson have been notified by police.

"Tonight our sole thoughts are with the families and friends of Emiliano and David."