"I know in my heart that Emiliano is still alive!" The stressed Romina Sala on Friday at a press conference in Cardiff. Her brother Emiliano Sala had been on Monday evening in a small plane on the way from Nantes to his new employer to Cardiff, as the machine over the English channel disappeared from Radar. Until Thursday evening, the authorities had searched for the 27-year - old's professional footballer and the pilot, but in vain. The search was discontinued on the grounds that the chances of Survival of the two men was "extremely low".
But even if it is after six days, only a very thin straw, cling Salas members. Now a small spark spread the seed of hope that her lover still found and even saved. Because via the Internet portal "Gofundme" has launched a fundraising campaign to generate funds for a private search. So a good two days, about 322'000 Euro (Sunday, 14.00) came together within the space.
Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona have openly called for a restart of the search of her missing compatriot. Messi will be donated to Argentine media, according to an amount and so the private search action co-financed. According to various British Newspapers have also been other Stars such as Kylian Mbappé, Adrien Rabiot (both Paris Saint-Germain) or Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City) at the fundraiser. About 4000 people did the same.
boats are already looking to the sea
Now, two fishing boats from the English channel to the two Missing, in the proximity of the area where the last radar signal of the Propeller aircraft of the type Piper PA-46 Malibu was registered. Three aircraft and five helicopters had last week, a total of about 80 hours after the two wanted. Also two rescue boats and passing by stopped ships on the lookout for Emiliano Sala and the 59-year-old pilot, who controlled the machine. The newspaper "The Times" reported, citing the Register of the British aviation authority, the FAA, and that he only had a licence for private flights.
Sala had signed on the penultimate Saturday of an agreement for the exchange from the French Club FC Nantes and Cardiff. The transfer fee for the striker is said to have amounted to 17 million euros. On Monday he had picked up in the training centre of Nantes, his things, and then in the small plane on the way to the UK.
The call for donations for the continuation after the football professional and the pilot was apparently launched by the football Agency sports Cover via "Gofundme" after Salas family had appealed, the search not to give up. Here, Emiliano Salas sister broke out in front of the Cardiff City stadium in tears and said with Conviction: "We will find a way to Start the search again. We will find Emiliano and the pilot." The former is now arrived; in the Latter all hope for more on the life signs of the Missing.
Created: 27.01.2019, 14:19 PM