Plane Tragedy: Sala’s Body Found

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Emiliano Sala's body identified in plane wreckage

Cardiff City record signing player Emiliano Sala’s body has been recovered from the wreckage of a crashed plane.

Sala, 28, was travelling to Cardiff in a plane piloted by David Ibbotson, when it went missing over the English Channel on 21 January.

The Argentine’s body was recovered late on Wednesday after the wreckage was found on Sunday morning. Dorset Police confirmed the identification on Thursday night. The Geo Ocean III, which was involved in finding the wreckage, took the body back to the nearest port of Portland in Dorset, where the body was formally identified.

The Piper Malibu N264DB was en route from France to Cardiff, after the Argentine striker made a quick trip back to his former club Nantes two days after his £15m transfer to Cardiff was announced.

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