The search team that is responsible for the search of Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala’s missing airplane have released a statement where they claim to have found two seat cushions which are likely to have come from the plane carrying the Argentinian.
Sala’s plane disappeared just two days after he joined Cardiff City in a €20m transfer from FC Nantes. After he waved goodbye to his French teammates on Monday, his plane disappeared of the radar later that evening. Extensive search parties in the following days did not give any results and on Thursday the Guernsey police confirmed the search was ended. While Sala nor the airplane have not been found, the chances of survival are very slim at this point.
A statement from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch said: “On the morning of Monday January 28, we were advised by the Bureau d’Enquetes & d’Analyses, the French safety investigation authority, that part of a seat cushion had been found on a beach near Surtainville on the Cotentin Peninsula. A second cushion was found in the same area later that day. From a preliminary examination, we have concluded that it is likely that the cushions are from the missing aircraft.”