Body found amidst plane wreckage

Wreckage of plane carrying missing Emiliano Sala found

Wreckage of plane carrying missing Emiliano Sala found

It has now been reported that there is "one occupant visible" among the plane's wreckage, although the identity of the person has not yet been confirmed.

Sala and David Ibbotson, the pilot of the small aircraft, are presumed dead by authorities.

The promising footballer and his pilot were making the crossing after Sala signed for Cardiff City for a club record fee of £15million on January 19.

According to Sky News, Sala's family have been informed that the plane was found this morning after an underwater search.

Sala´s father Horacio spoke of his shock from his home in Progresso, Argentina, telling Cronica TV: "I can´t believe it. It´s a bad dream".

David Mearns, whose private company, Blue Water Recoveries, was hired by Sala's family to search for the plane, said on Twitter that the wreck was spotted early Sunday.

Two vessels, including one commissioned by the AAIB, using sonar had been taking part in a fresh search covering an area of around four square nautical miles.

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The discovery of the crash site of the Piper Malibu plane was announced by shipwreck hunter and marine explorer David Mearns, who led the search.

Ibbotson, the 59-year-old pilot, had requested to descend before losing contact with Jersey air traffic control.

Three days after the disappearance, Guernsey police called off the search, saying the chances of survival were "extremely remote".

He said: "All I will say, is that there is a substantial amount of wreckage on the seabed".

Responding to news of the discovery, Sala's father, Horacio, said: "I can not believe it".

Mearns did a search in conjunction with Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch, which also deployed a vessel for a search of the seabed on Sunday.

"Once we locate any wreckage then we go in to the next phase of it which would be to identify it visually with a robotic vehicle called a ROV".

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