We learned late Wednesday that a body was recovered from the wreck of the plane carrying the Argentine football player Emiliano Sala, more than two weeks after the plane's disappearance in the English Channel. The information was confirmed by the British Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB).
" Under difficult conditions, the AAIB and its specialized contractors managed to regain the body previously seen in the middle of the wreck. The operation was carried out in the highest possible dignity, and the families were kept informed of progress ", The Office for Investigation stated in a statement.
The body was spotted Monday in the plane's wreck, 68 meters deep, while the carcass from Piper Malibu, who took former striker Nantes in his new club Cardiff, had been placed one day earlier. On the very spot where the plane had stopped sending, in the canal, about twenty kilometers north of Guernsey.
Emiliano Sala, 28, and David Ibbotson, his 59-year-old pilot, embarked on this single-engine aircraft that had disappeared from the radar in the evening of January 21st.
The circumstances of the game's disappearance, when he came to his new club two days after the transfer, caused a large wave of emotion and tribute, either in Nantes, the French club where he played since the 2015/2016 season, or in Cardiff, the club, if players and supporters were waiting for him to restart a bad season.