Guernsey: The plane carrying Cardiff City's new sign Argentina footballer Emiliano Sala and his pilot David Ibbotson has been found on the seabed of the English Channel, the search coordinator and air investigator said on Sunday.
The search operation was funded by Argentina football stars Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuaín and others footballers.
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) February 3, 2019
The chief of the search operation Mearns wrote on Twitter that "the families of Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson have been notified by police."
Tough couple of weeks but a great result today! Faultless support! Thank you to everyone supporting us! Another clean sheet and a massive 3 points on the board! #ForSala#ForDavid#3points#football#win#cleansheetpic.twitter.com/Joc08CO3cc— Neil Etheridge (@Neil38Etheridge) February 2, 2019
Meanwhile, Cardiff City supporters paid homage to Emiliano Sala on Saturday before the Welsh club won their Premier League clash with Bournemouth.
Wreckage of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and piloted by David Ibbotson was 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) February 3, 2019