Emiliano Sala: Cardiff City Player On Missing Plane
– Onyekachi Osondu, ABH PRESS
Premier League player Emiliano Sala was on a light aircraft which went missing over the channel islands. The 28 year old striker was one of the two people aboard the Piper Malibu which lost contact with aviation authorities, when it disappeared off radar off the coast of Guernsey in the English Channel between the UK and France, flying from Nantes to Wales on Monday Night.
Cardiff City signed Sala from Nantes for a club record fee of £15m on Saturday.
A search was carried out on Tuesday but, at 5pm local time, the search and rescue team confirmed that no trace of either person aboard the plane had been found. With daylight fading, police suspended the search for Tuesday.
In a further update, the police sounded a pessimistic note on Sala and the pilot’s chances of survival due to the cold temperature and weather conditions.
“We have found no signs of those on board. If they did land on the water, the chances of survival are at this stage, unfortunately, slim.”
Cardiff City Fc called off training on Tuesday morning as the thoughts of the club and management staff were focused on Emiliano Sala.
Players from around the world have shown support for the missing Emiliano Sala, his family and both clubs involved, through various platforms.
We can only hope for good news, as the search should hopefully recommence on Wednesday.