Emiliano Sala Update: Cardiff City Player's Body Recovered In Plane Wreckage
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The body of missing Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala was finally recovered from the wreckage of a crash plane, police authorities have confirmed on February 8. The Argentine's body was recovered after the plane wreckage was found on February 3.
The Dorset Police have confirmed that they found Emiliano Sala's body after days of looking for his body. According to the police, the body recovered in the plane wreckage was brought to Portland Port on the same day it was discovered and HM Coroner identified him as Emiliano Sala.
The Dorset Police also said in their statement that the family of Emiliano Sala has been updated with the news. They vowed to support the family with their specially-trained family liaison officers, according to an article published in CNN.
His body was spotted in the wreckage on Monday, February 4, but it took operatives days to recover it due to "challenging conditions". The police are still investigating the incident that led to the death of Emiliano Sala.
In an article published by BBC, the Air Accidents Investigations Branch said in a statement that they carried out the operation "as dignified a way as possible" for Emiliano Sala. They also said that they kept on updating the football player's family from time to time.
Emiliano Sala, 28, and his pilot David Ibbotson, 59, were flying in a single-turbine aircraft Piper Malibu N264DB from Nantes, France to Cardiff, Wales. Their plane then disappeared near the Channel Islands on January 21 based from the radar.
While Emiliano Sala's body was found, operatives have yet to find the pilot's body. His family is still hopeful that David Ibbotson's body will be recovered.
Cardiff City said in a short statement that Emiliano Sala will be truly missed by the team. They said that they offer their most heartfelt sympathies and condolences to their player and to David.
Full back Joe Bennett tweeted about the death of Emiliano Sala. Center-half Sol Bamba posted a black-and-white image of his teammate that he never got to play on the field.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger wrote that he was heartbroken tArsenal's Mesut Ozil said in a tweet that he was speechless upon finding out the news about Emiliano Sala. "No words to describe how sad this is. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and also to the family of the pilot," he said.