The next few days should provide additional answers regarding Emiliano Sala's disappearance. The body found on the plane, which took the Argentine player from Nantes to Cardiff on the night of January 21-22, was restored in the wreck, notified by the British Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB).
"In the greatest possible dignity"
"In 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 greatest dignity and the families were kept informed of progress realized," the Bureau of Investigation said in a declaration.
The aircraft's body was spotted on Sunday just after the start of underwater research. Research continued on the family's impulse, by a private company and thanks to the money collected through an online kitty. The body recovery operation was performed under "difficult conditions," said AAIB.
The aircraft could not be reassembled
However, the aircraft's wreck was not raised to the surface. "Attempts to restore the plane's wreck were unfortunately unsuccessful," the British Investigation Agency adds. Ask for "bad weather forecasts" that "put an end to all operations". The body was transferred to Portland (Channel Island), while the authorities now have a video made of the carcass that was to track the circumstances of the tragedy.