Tragically the body recovered from a plane in the English Channel has been confirmed as missing Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala, police say.
Dorset Police said: “Our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time.”
“On Monday 21 January 2019 a plane carrying both men was flying from Nantes to Cardiff when it lost contact with Air Traffic Control, north of Guernsey,” the statement continued.
“Sadly a search and rescue operation was unsuccessful in locating the plane and the two occupants
“Subsequently AAIB [Air Accidents Investigation Branch] and privately funded search teams were deployed to the relevant area. Using specialist equipment the teams succeeded in locating and identifying the plane and recovering Mr Sala’s body.”
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