Emiliano Sala: Body “successfully removed” from wreckage

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) on Wednesday night, confirmed that a body has been recovered from the wreckage of the plane, that was carrying Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson.

The agency, however, did not disclose the identity of the body.

AAIB said in a statement that the body was “successfully recovered”, but attempts to recover the aircraft wreckage were unsuccessful.

The overall operation was brought to an end, due to “poor weather conditions”.
Sala was flying from Nantes on January 21, to make his debut for Premier League team Cardiff City, when the plane disappeared over the English Channel.
The 28-year-old striker signed for Cardiff for a club-record fee of £15 million ($19.63 million).

He and the pilot are believed to have died as the single-engined Piper Malibu aircraft crashed into the sea.

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