Emiliano Sala missing: A body was found in the wreckage which was confirmed to be a part of the aircraft carrying Sala and David Ibbotson.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) confirmed on Monday that a body was found in the wreckage of the aircraft.
An occupant believed to be the travelling on the aircraft was found on the seabed near the wreckage which was confirmed to be a part of the aircraft carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and the pilot David Ibbotson.
The wreckage was found on Sunday night after the AAIB began an underwater search.
The aircraft lost signal on Monday two weeks ago and a rescue and recovery operation began immediately. It was called off three days later by the Guernsey Police. In a statement, the rescuers insisted that the chances of survival were ‘remote’.
Emiliano Sala missing:
Following the confirmation from the AAIB, tributes began to pour in for the lost duo.
Emiliano Sala’s sister, Romina Sala, meanwhile, posted an emotional message on her social media account.
She posted a picture of the footballer’s dog Nala staring out at the distance, and wrote, “Nala is waiting for you, too..”
A recent photo posted by Emiliano #Sala’s sister Romina on Facebook yesterday showing his saddened dog waiting for him to come home…Emiliano must surely have been a really good guy 🙏🏼🐶❤️ pic.twitter.com/T2IFpgDx2G
— Alessandro Schiavone (@AlessandroLdn) February 4, 2019
Emiliano Sala’s Sister Posts Picture Of His Dog Waiting For Him To Return Home – https://t.co/acJxHlWipU
Romina Sala, the sister of missing footballer Emiliano Sala, has posted a truly heartbreaking image on social media.
Romina shared a picture of the 28-year-old Argentine f… pic.twitter.com/77jvvXOzRh
— TopSportsTime (@TopSportsTime) February 5, 2019
It has been reported that Nala was one of the reasons Sala made the trip from Cardiff to Wales. According to Daily Mirror, the Argentinian footballer was making the arrangements for Nala to accompany her to Wales.
Earlier, Sala’s former club Nantes paid a heartfelt tribute to the footballer in their first game since the incident.
The referee stopped the game between Nantes and St. Etienne in the ninth minute of the match. The stoppage was followed by minute-long applause for the player.
Cardiff City’s fans also sang Emiliano Sala’s name after their 2-0 victory over Bournemouth in the club’s first home game since the incident.
Authorities searching for missing Cardiff footballer Emiliano Sala have found a body in the wreckage of the plane, air accident investigators confirmed on Monday.
It is not clear at this stage whether the body discovered is that of Sala or pilot David Ibbotson. pic.twitter.com/5xe4eM9Eud
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 4, 2019
The @aaibgovuk have confirmed that tragically a person is visible in the underwater footage of the aircraft #emilianosala and pilot Dave Ibbotson were on. They are now considering the next step. pic.twitter.com/PCdtJrYAtT
— Fran Le Noury (@franlenoury) February 4, 2019
Breaking | A body has been sighted amongst the plane wreckage which transported Emiliano Sala. (AFP)
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) February 4, 2019
The Premier League clubs observed minute-long silence as a tribute to Emiliano Sala last week.