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Body Found In Plane Wreckage Arrives In Dorset

The body recovered from the wreckage of the plane that was carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson has landed in Portland.

It's being taken to the Dorset coroner for examination. Dorset Police say a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

The plane went missing north of Alderney more than two weeks ago. A Search and Rescue operation was unsuccessful in locating the plane and the two occupants.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch and privately funded search teams were then deployed and found the plane wreckage last Sunday.

The body was brought to Portland Port as its the nearest part of the British mainland to where the plane was located.

"While formal identification is yet to take place, the families of Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson have been updated and will continue to be supported by specially-trained family liaison officers, during this difficult time." - Dorset Police

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