The first images of the wreckage of the plane carrying Argentinean footballer Emiliano Sala are making its way to the internet. The Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) confirmed the sighting on Monday morning after the plane went missing from the radar on January 23 storm. The wreckage was found 220ft down on the bed of the English Channel and as per few reports, it was revealed that a victim has been found in the wreckage but it's unclear if it's of the pilot or of the footballer. The plane which was carrying Argentine striker Sala, 28, and pilot David Ibbotson, 59, from Nantes, North West France, to Cardiff after Sala completed his £15m move to Cardiff City.
In a statement, the AAIB said: "The remotely operated vehicle (ROV) carried out a further search of the area overnight, but did not identify any additional pieces of wreckage. Tragically, in video footage from the ROV, one occupant is visible amidst the wreckage. The AAIB is now considering the next steps, in consultation with the families of the pilot and passenger, and the police." The AAIB added it intends to publish an interim report within a month of when the accident happened.
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Sala's grieving father Horacio, told reporters in the Argentinian town of Progreso said that he wished if all this was a bad dream, “I cannot believe it, this is a dream, a bad dream, I'm desperate”.
The sea search vessel FPV Morven picked up the wreckage using sonar on Sunday morning and an unmanned Air Accident Investigation Branch submarine sent to the sea bed used an HD camera to identify the blue and white aircraft.