Attempts underway to recover body found in wreckage

5th February 2019

Air accident investigators are trying to recover the body seen inside the wreckage of the plane carrying Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson.

A spokesperson for the Air Accident Investigation Branch says:

‘We are attempting to recover the body.

‘If we are successful, we will consider the feasibility of recovering the aircraft wreckage.

‘Strong tidal conditions mean we can only use the remotely operated vehicle for limited periods each day and this will mean that progress is slow.’

The plane was found  in the English Channel on Sunday, after dropping off the radar near Alderney almost two weeks before.

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