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Attempts To Recover Body Of Missing Footballer Emiliano Sala Begins

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The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) have confirmed they are attempting to recover the body found in the wreckage of the plane, carrying Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson.

The Piper Malibu aircraft was found at the bottom of the English Channel on Sunday morning.

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Afterwards, AAIB disclosed one occupant of the plane is visible in the underwater wreckage.

However, strong tidal conditions are hampering the operation to remove the body.

“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 (ROV) 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,” a statement read.

Sala’s father has urged investigators to recover the body as quickly as possible.

“We hope that they can recover him as soon as possible in order to find out what happened.

“At least to have some idea about what happened,” he said.

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