Argentine football professional Emiliano Sala was aboard a light aircraft that has apparently crashed into the English Channel. The search for the missing machine continues.
A small plane with Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala on board disappeared on Monday night on the flight from Nantes to Cardiff, about 20 kilometers north of the Channel Island of Guernsey. This was announced by the local police. It is believed that the machine has crashed into the English Channel. The water temperature is currently only about ten degrees Celsius.
A several-hour search operation in the night was broken off without result due to strong winds, rough seas and poor visibility, but resumed on Tuesday morning with helicopters of the British and French Coast Guard. On board of the missing machine two persons are said to have been.
The 28-year-old striker Sala had made his move from French first division side FC Nantes, for whom he scored twelve goals in 19 games, to Cardiff City in the English Premier League last Saturday. The Welsh are said to have paid the club’s record transfer fee of around 17 million euros. “That’s something special for me,” Sala said after signing his contract for three and a half years. Cardiff is currently only in 18th place.