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Investigators try to recover body in wreckage of Sala plane crash

The ship being used in the search mission. Credit: GEOXYZ/Belga/PA Images

Investigators are attempting to recover the body located in the wreckage of the plane carrying Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson.

The missing aircraft was located off the coast of Guernsey on Sunday evening after disappearing on January 21 as it travelled from Nantes in France to Cardiff.

Emiliano Sala was on a plane travelling to Cardiff. Credit: PA Images

The plane is approximately 67m underwater.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) confirmed on Monday that a body had been detected in the plane by remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) scanning the site.

Pilot David Ibbotson. Credit: PA Images

We are attempting to recover the body. If we are successful, we will consider the feasibility of recovering the aircraft wreckage.

Strong tidal conditions mean we can only use the remotely operated vehicle for limited periods each day and this will mean that progress is slow.

Regardless of the results, we will not be making a further statement until the families have been informed."

– Air Accident Investigation Branch spokesperson

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