The plane that was carrying the missing Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala has been found and his family has been told of the discovery.
A search boat located the wreckage on the seabed of the English Channel at 9am on Sunday, following a search led by David Mearns, a marine explorer who has been working alongside the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB).
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The team had reduced their search area to just four square miles, with the plane eventually found 24 miles north of Guernsey, after the search had resumed at first light on Sunday.
“The wreckage of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and piloted by David Ibbotson has been located,” Mearns told Sky News.
“It was located earlier this morning by my crew on board the Morven and, as in agreement with the AAIB as soon as the plane was located and the position was passed to them their vessel, the GO Ocean 3, then moved in over the wreckage and have been conducting ROV (remotely operated vehicle) investigations.
“All I will say about the wreckage is there is a substantial amount of wreckage on the seabed.”