Emiliano Sala: Missing Premier League footballer’s plane found


An underwater search for the remains of the missing plane that was carrying Emiliano Sala to Cardiff has begun this Sunday.

Teams from the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) have now moved into location at the site to recover the aircraft.

Cushions, which were believed to have been from the plane, were located on a beach near Surtainville in north-western France by a walker on Monday.

On Saturday, Cardiff marked their first home game since Sala's disappearance.

The families of both Sala and Ibbotson - who remain missing presumed dead - were told about the development by private investigators earlier today.

He said:"I was alright until the final whistle went and I went on the pitch".

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They are now only two points ahead of sixth-place Manchester United, while Arsenal have snuck into fourth on goal difference. "I admire anybody that is doing it for the right reasons, but he is only 18 and is integrating into the first team".

"The last 10 days or whatever it is, I can't begin to explain to you how hard it has been".

Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock had some choice words for BBC football pundit Gary Lineker on Saturday, saying the Match of the Day host could "f*** off" without realizing that the cameras were recording at a post-match interview.

The official search for the missing footballer was called off on Thursday against his family's wishes. We've done him proud, I thought. We are giving the families the best chance to find the answers they don't have.

"I thought (the players) were fantastic. I've never seen or heard anything like it and I will remember it for the rest of my life really".

Cardiff captain Sol Bamba and his Bournemouth counterpart Andrew Surman laid floral tributes on the halfway line before kick-off.

Striker Bobby Reid opened the scoring and dedicated his goal to the Argentinian by holding up a picture of the footballer to the fans.