The lost aircraft of a professional footballer Emiliano Sala has been found on Sunday by a search boat at the bottom of the English channel, reports Sky News. Salas family had been informed of the find. The private wreck finder David Mearns announced the discovery on Twitter.
On the bottom of the sea, there is a "large amount of wreckage". Salas family had commissioned Blue Water Recoveries with the search for the missing plane.
The families Salas and the pilot had been informed by the police. He also set the British aviation authority of the AAIB on the site in the knowledge that there was initially no opinion. According to Mearns want to comment the authority on Monday officially.
Wreckage of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and piloted by David Ibbotson what located early this morning by the FPV MORVEN. As agreed with the AAIB they moved the GEO OCEAN III over the position we provided them to visually identify the plane by ROV. #EmilianoSala— David Mearns (@davidlmearns) 3. February 2019
The families of Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson have been notified by Police. The AAIB will be making a statement tomorrow. Tonight our sole thoughts are with the families and friends of Emiliano and David. #EmilianoSalas #NoDejenDeBuscarAEmilianoSala— David Mearns (@davidlmearns) 3. February 2019
Salas father's reaction was shaken at the news of the discovery of the machine. "I can't believe it, this is a nightmare," said Horacio Sala an Argentine TV channel.
The Meeresbioologe and salvage specialist David Mearns led the Private-funded search for the professional footballer Emiliano Sala (28) and the pilot of the small aircraft, David Ibbotson (59). The two men were on 21. January on the way over the English channel from Nantes to Cardiff, as the machine over the English channel disappeared from Radar.
A large-scale search was aborted after three days of inconclusive. Then, on 30. January, were found on a French beach in the North-West of France, two seat cushions, one of which is believed that they belong to the unhappiness machine.
area of around 13 square kilometres
"On Sunday will be the weather relatively good," said salvage specialist Mearns, according to British media. He and his Team of seven people were stung on Saturday with two ships in the lake. On Sunday morning at 9 o'clock local time, they began the search on an area of around 13 square kilometers in the North of the channel island of Guernsey. A came to the underwater vehicle, a high-sensitivity Sonar and underwater cameras.
Mearns, who was in close contact with the British transport authority, the AAIB, was confident that the aircraft is in the territory located to the North of Guernsey. Certainty there is of course no, especially since the wreck, currents could have carried. (nag/chk/sda/AFP)
Created: 03.02.2019, 22:42 PM