Scunthorpe pilot missing with footballer Emiliano Sala

The pilot who is missing along with footballer Emiliano Sala has been named as Dave Ibbotson.

Mr Ibbotson, from Crowle, near Scunthorpe, was flying Sala from France to Cardiff when the single-turbine engine Piper PA-46 Malibu plane went missing over the English Channel on Monday night.

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One occupant visible in wreckage of plane, say investigators

A body has been found amidst the wreckage of a missing plane thought to be carrying Lincolnshire pilot David Ibbotson and footballer Emiliano Sala.

An underwater search began on Sunday and the fuselage from the plane was found on the seabed.

The Air Accident Investigation Branch say a body was discovered amongst broken up parts of the plane.

The AAIB will discuss their next steps with the families of the pilot and the passenger and police.

Credit: UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch

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