Accident investigators are expected to send a submersible to inspect the wreckage later on Monday. David Mearns, who directed a privately-funded search for the aircraft, said it was located off Guernsey on Sunday. The Air Accident Investigation Branch have been at the site, working to recover the plane.tweets, marine scientist Mr Mearns said: “The families of Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson have been notified by police.”
He added: “Our sole thoughts are with the families and friends of Emiliano and David.”
Speaking to Argentinian broadcaster Cronica TV, Sala’s father Horacio said: “I cannot believe it. This is a dream. A bad dream. I am desperate.”
Cardiff had signed Sala for a club record of £15m and he was due to start training last month.
The 28-year-old player and Mr Ibbotson, 59, from Crowle, North Lincolnshire, were travelling from Nantes, where he had previously played, when the flight lost contact with air traffic controllers