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Emiliano Sala plane disappearance

Nantes pay tribute to Emiliano Sala on January 30, 2019

New Cardiff City signing Emiliano Sala has been confirmed dead after a plane he was travelling on went missing en route to South Wales.

Sala was one of two people on board the flight to Cardiff, which went missing at around 8.30pm on Monday, January 21.

Private searches discovered the aircraft on the seabed of the English Channel almost two weeks after the disappearance, and a body was recovered from the wreckage.

That body has now been identified as Sala, who had become Cardiff's record signing in a £15m deal from Nantes just days before his tragic death.

The whereabouts of pilot David Ibbotson remain unknown.

Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Nantes set to take dispute with Cardiff over Emiliano Sala transfer fee to FIFA
Nantes set to take dispute with Cardiff over Emiliano Sala transfer fee to FIFA
16:22
Nantes pay tribute to Emiliano Sala on January 30, 2019
Cardiff City 'ask police to investigate Emiliano Sala transfer'
A report claims that Cardiff City have launched their own probe into Emiliano Sala's transfer from Nantes and the circumstances surrounding his death.
Feb 17, 23:49
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Neil Warnock and Cardiff chief Ken Choo join mourners at Emiliano Sala funeral
The Cardiff manager and club chief executive paid their respects at a public vigil in Sala's hometown in Argentina.
Feb 16, 17:51
Nantes pay tribute to Emiliano Sala on January 30, 2019
Emiliano Sala funeral to be held in home town Progreso on Saturday
The 28-year-old died last month just two days after completing a Cardiff club-record £15million move from Nantes.
Feb 15, 14:40
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock leads tributes to Emiliano Sala on February 2, 2019
Neil Warnock to attend Emiliano Sala's funeral in Argentina
A delegation from Cardiff will pay its respects after the 28-year-old striker died last month when the private plane he was travelling in crashed.
Feb 14, 11:31
A tribute to Emiliano Sala is shown on screen before Arsenal's game with Cardiff City on January 29, 2019
Cardiff will pay Nantes for Sala if 'contractually obliged' - chairman Dalman
Sala had signed for the Bluebirds in a club-record move from Nantes.
Feb 12, 18:45
Nantes pay tribute to Emiliano Sala on January 30, 2019
Organisers of Sala search fund make plea to keep donations coming for pilot
David Ibbotson is still missing.
Feb 11, 21:07
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Cardiff trade in training break for family time after Sala tragedy
Manager Neil Warnock has cancelled plans for a team trip to Tenerife.
Feb 10, 22:30
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Cardiff trade in training break for family time after Sala tragedy
Manager Neil Warnock has cancelled plans for a team trip to Tenerife.
Feb 10, 22:30
A tribute to Emiliano Sala is shown on screen before Arsenal's game with Cardiff City on January 29, 2019
Southampton vows to ban fans after apparent plane gesture towards Cardiff supporters
A minute's silence before the Premier League match had been impeccably observed.
Feb 9, 21:29
Cardiff City captain Sol Bamba celebrates after scoring against Southampton on February 9, 2019
Bamba pays emotional tribute to Sala
Cardiff players wore special shirts embroidered with a daffodil as a mark of respect for Emiliano Sala
Feb 9, 20:04
Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock reacts to another defeat on January 29, 2019
Warnock hails Cardiff's heart as Bluebirds win again for Sala
Kenneth Zohore snatched a dramatic winner after Southampton had equalised in stoppage time.
Feb 9, 18:34
Cardiff City's Kenneth Zohore celebrates scoring against Southampton on February 9, 2019
Result: Kenneth Zohore fires Cardiff to victory on emotional day in Southampton
The victory came just days after Emiliano Sala's death in a plane crash was confirmed.
Feb 9, 17:16
Nantes pay tribute to Emiliano Sala on January 30, 2019
Football pays its respects to Sala
The body of the 28-year-old Argentinian was recovered from the English Channel this week.
Feb 9, 15:42
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Cardiff have to move on from Emiliano Sala tragedy, says Warnock
Sala's body was formally identified by the Dorset coroner on Thursday night.
Feb 8, 13:27
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Cardiff have to move on from Emiliano Sala tragedy, says Warnock
Sala's body was formally identified by the Dorset coroner on Thursday night.
Feb 8, 13:27
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Nantes dedicate official club website to former striker Emiliano Sala
Sala had only completed the details of his transfer to Cardiff from Nantes - for a club record £15 million - two days before the crash.
Feb 8, 09:04
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Nantes dedicate official club website to former striker Emiliano Sala
Sala had only completed the details of his transfer to Cardiff from Nantes - for a club record £15 million - two days before the crash.
Feb 8, 09:04
Nantes pay tribute to Emiliano Sala on January 30, 2019
Forever in our thoughts: Emiliano Sala's body identified from plane wreckage
Footballers, including Mesut Ozil and Kylian Mbappe, have paid tribute to Sala.
Feb 8, 06:14
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Fellow players pay tribute to footballer Emiliano Sala
The body of the Cardiff City player was formally identified on Thursday.
Feb 8, 02:52
A tribute to Emiliano Sala is shown on screen before Arsenal's game with Cardiff City on January 29, 2019
Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala confirmed dead in plane crash
The body in the plane wreckage on the seabed of the English Channel is identified as missing Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala.
Feb 7, 22:45
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Sports law expert says Cardiff could be docked points if they don't pay for Sala
The striker's flight from France ended up in the English Channel just two days after he had joined the Premier League club.
Feb 7, 15:54
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Sports law expert says Cardiff could be docked points if they don't pay for Sala
The striker's flight from France ended up in the English Channel just two days after he had joined the Premier League club.
Feb 7, 15:54
Nantes pay tribute to Emiliano Sala on January 30, 2019
Body recovered from plane carrying Emiliano Sala, David Ibbotson
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says that a body has been "successfully recovered" from the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson.
Feb 6, 23:33
A tribute to Emiliano Sala is shown on screen before Arsenal's game with Cardiff City on January 29, 2019
Nantes 'demand Emiliano Sala transfer fee from Cardiff City'
Nantes reportedly threaten Cardiff City with legal action unless the Welsh side pay the first of three instalments for Emiliano Sala, who is missing presumed dead.
Feb 6, 18:26
Marco Silva in charge of Everton on October 5, 2018
Farhad Moshiri: 'Marco Silva will remain as Everton boss'
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri suggests that there are no plans to part company with manager Marco Silva.
Feb 5, 17:58
Nantes pay tribute to Emiliano Sala on January 30, 2019
'Shipwreck Hunter' who found Sala plane says recovery of wreckage 'imperative'
David Mearns volunteered to help the family of Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala for free after initial search and rescue efforts failed.
Feb 4, 19:27
A tribute to Emiliano Sala is shown on screen before Arsenal's game with Cardiff City on January 29, 2019
Body found in Emiliano Sala plane wreckage
Divers find a body in the wreckage of the plane which was carrying missing Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson.
Feb 4, 11:56
England players celebrate after scoring a try against Ireland in the Six Nations on February 2, 2019
The sporting weekend in pictures
We take a look at the best pictures from a busy weekend of sport.
Feb 4, 05:00
A tribute to Emiliano Sala is shown on screen before Arsenal's game with Cardiff City on January 29, 2019
Emiliano Sala father: 'This is a bad dream'
The father of Emiliano Sala gives his heartbroken reaction after the plane carrying his son is discovered at the bottom of the English Channel.
Feb 4, 04:27
Nantes pay tribute to Emiliano Sala on January 30, 2019
Emiliano Sala plane found on seabed of English Channel
The plane carrying missing Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson is found on the sea bed of the English Channel.
Feb 3, 21:13
Nantes pay tribute to Emiliano Sala on January 30, 2019
New underwater search for Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala begins
An underwater search for Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala and his pilot David Ibbotson begins, nearly two weeks on from the plane carrying the pair going missing.
Feb 3, 13:37
Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock reacts to another defeat on January 29, 2019
I can't be more proud - Warnock hails 'amazing' players after emotional win
The Bluebirds remain in the relegation zone but are now within two points of Burnley, Newcastle and Southampton.
Feb 3, 10:29
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock leads tributes to Emiliano Sala on February 2, 2019
Warnock hails Cardiff's performance in emotional match
The Bluebirds claimed their first victory of 2019.
Feb 2, 21:12
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock leads tributes to Emiliano Sala on February 2, 2019
Cardiff pay emotional tribute to Emiliano Sala
The Argentinian striker and pilot David Ibbotson went missing after the plane carrying them over the English Channel disappeared on January 21.
Feb 2, 20:48
Cardiff players celebrates scoring against Bournemouth in the Premier League on February 2, 2019
Result: Reid double helps Cardiff salute Sala with win
The former Bristol City striker doubled his season's goals tally.
Feb 2, 19:31
Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock reacts to another defeat on January 29, 2019
Players did not want to join Cardiff after Sala disappearance - Warnock
The Bluebirds' record signing went missing over the English Channel two days after signing for the club in a £15million deal.
Feb 1, 13:26
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe applauds after their defeat at the hands of Wolves on December 15, 2018
Howe urges Bournemouth to build on Chelsea result
The Cherries saw off Chelsea 4-0.
Feb 1, 12:21
Nantes pay tribute to Emiliano Sala on January 30, 2019
Nantes pay tribute to Emiliano Sala on emotional evening
Sala's former club were playing for the first time since his disappearance.
Jan 30, 22:28
Tributes are laid to Emiliano Sala outside the Cardiff City Stadium on January 22, 2018
In full: Latest Emiliano Sala statement
The Air Accident Investigation Branch releases an update on parts of the missing plane carrying Emiliano Sala having washed up on a beach in France.
Jan 30, 14:13
A tribute to Emiliano Sala is shown on screen before Arsenal's game with Cardiff City on January 29, 2019
Parts of Emiliano Sala plane 'found in France'
Parts of the missing plane carrying Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson reportedly wash up on a beach in France.
Jan 30, 14:00
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Sol Bamba: Cardiff players reluctant to fly after Sala disappearance
The aeroplane carrying the Argentinian striker and pilot David Ibbotson disappeared from radar over the Channel Islands on January 21.
Jan 30, 10:32
Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock reacts to another defeat on January 29, 2019
Neil Warnock hopes home form can keep Cardiff up
The Bluebirds have upcoming home games with Bournemouth, Watford and Everton.
Jan 30, 10:00
A tribute to Emiliano Sala is shown on screen before Arsenal's game with Cardiff City on January 29, 2019
Doleful but proud, Warnock reflects on Sala loss as Cardiff return to the pitch
The Bluebirds were overcome by Arsenal, but the boss said the team "couldn't have given me any more".
Jan 30, 04:30
A tribute to Emiliano Sala is shown on screen before Arsenal's game with Cardiff City on January 29, 2019
A fitting tribute to Sala - Warnock proud after emotional evening at Emirates
Cardiff's 2-1 defeat at Arsenal marked their first match since the disappearance of the plane carrying the striker.
Jan 29, 23:03
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Arsenal remember missing Cardiff striker with 'classy' programme tribute
Emiliano Sala featured in the Emirates Stadium matchday programme on Tuesday.
Jan 29, 18:42
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Claudio Ranieri offers support to 'fantastic' Emiliano Sala
Staff and supporters of Cardiff will wear yellow daffodils at Arsenal on Tuesday night.
Jan 28, 18:52
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock on January 5, 2019
Warnock admits Sala disappearance has made him question his own future
The Argentinian striker joined Cardiff for £15million from Nantes only two days before his disappearance.
Jan 28, 17:02
Kevin De Bruyne in action for Manchester City on January 26, 2019
5 talking points ahead of the midweek Premier League action
Here, Press Association Sport picks out five of the main talking points ahead of this round of fixtures.
Jan 28, 16:16
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock on January 5, 2019
Warnock calls the last week the 'most difficult' of his career amid Sala search
Warnock and Cardiff's record signing went missing last week.
Jan 28, 14:03
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Emiliano Sala's family continue their search for answers
An official search and rescue operation was called off on Thursday.
Jan 28, 04:30
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Cardiff City 'cancel Emiliano Sala transfer payment'
Cardiff City reportedly cancel the first instalment of the £15m that they paid to Ligue 1 club Nantes for Emiliano Sala, following the striker's disappearance.
Jan 27, 19:51
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Appeal to fund new search for missing Cardiff striker Sala to remain open
An official search and rescue operation was called off on Thursday.
Jan 27, 18:28
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
New Emiliano Sala search gets underway
A new search for missing Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala gets underway after more than £260,000 is raised in private funds.
Jan 27, 08:45
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Agent McKay arranged Sala flight but did not select plane or pilot
McKay has released text messages with Sala discussing travel arrangements.
Jan 26, 12:32
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Agent McKay arranged Sala flight but did not select plane or pilot
McKay has released text messages with Sala discussing travel arrangements.
Jan 26, 12:32
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Cardiff City consider legal action over Emiliano Sala plane disaster?
Cardiff City are considering their legal options as they continue to come to terms with the presumed death of club-record signing Emiliano Sala, according to a report.
Jan 25, 23:39
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Cardiff chief calls for Sala search to resume
Argentinian striker had recently left French club Nantes to join Cardiff before tragedy struck.
Jan 25, 18:05
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Cardiff chief calls for Sala search to resume
Argentinian striker had recently left French club Nantes to join Cardiff before tragedy struck.
Jan 25, 18:05
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Emiliano Sala flight details 'changed at last minute'
Missing Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala was reportedly due to fly to the UK on an earlier flight with a different pilot at the helm.
Jan 25, 16:31
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Cardiff City 'liable for full £15m Emiliano Sala fee'
Cardiff City are reportedly liable for the full £15m transfer agreed for striker Emiliano Sala, who is feared to have died in a plane crash.
Jan 25, 16:20
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in November 2017
Doomed Emiliano Sala plane 'may never be found'
The missing plane carrying Cardiff City's new striker Emiliano Sala reportedly may never be recovered.
Jan 25, 16:06
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Messi and Maradona plead for Sala search to continue
Argentinian striker had recently left French club Nantes to join Cardiff before tragedy struck.
Jan 25, 14:26
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Nantes plea for Sala search to resume after decision taken to call it off
Argentinian striker had recently left the French club to join Cardiff before tragedy struck.
Jan 24, 20:10
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Sister of Cardiff footballer begs rescue workers to resume search for missing plane
A light aircraft carrying striker Emiliano Sala and pilot Dave Ibbotson disappeared from radar on Monday night.
Jan 24, 17:29
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Rescue workers call off search for missing plane carrying Cardiff footballer
The chances that striker Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson have survived are 'extremely remote'.
Jan 24, 15:41
Tributes are laid to Emiliano Sala outside the Cardiff City Stadium on January 22, 2018
Guernsey Police begin third day of searching for Emiliano Sala
Guernsey Police begin a third day of searches for missing Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala, who was on a plane which disappeared on Monday.
Jan 24, 08:02
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Cardiff chairman ‘realistic’ about Emiliano Sala fate as plane search suspended
The Argentinian striker and pilot David Ibbotson have been missing since Monday night.
Jan 23, 20:07
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Cardiff chairman ‘realistic’ about Emiliano Sala fate as plane search suspended
The Argentinian striker and pilot David Ibbotson have been missing since Monday night.
Jan 23, 20:07
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Search for missing Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala suspended
Sala was aboard a light aircraft which disappeared on Monday.
Jan 23, 18:21
Tributes are laid to Emiliano Sala outside the Cardiff City Stadium on January 22, 2018
Air Search chief says Emiliano Sala plane search entering 'recovery stage'
The missing plane carrying Cardiff striker Sala and a pilot has not yet been found by a search and rescue operation.
Jan 23, 16:04
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Search continues for missing plane carrying Cardiff striker Sala
The search resumed on Wednesday morning in coastal areas around Alderney and off-lying rocks and islands.
Jan 23, 09:46
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in November 2017
Search mission retains hope Emiliano Sala escaped on life raft
Guernsey Police reveal that their search for missing Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala is being based on four possibilities, with a priority on searches for a life raft.
Jan 23, 09:42
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
'Plane looks like it will fall apart' - Emiliano Sala's message to friends
Missing Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala reportedly messaged friends expressing concern over his safety prior to his disappearance on Monday.
Jan 23, 09:30
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in November 2017
Emiliano Sala plane 'needed four attempts to take off'
The plane carrying missing Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala reportedly suffered three failed take-off attempts before eventually leaving Nantes.
Jan 23, 09:18
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Search resumes for missing plane carrying Cardiff striker Sala
The search resumed on Wednesday morning in coastal areas around Alderney and off-lying rocks and islands.
Jan 23, 08:08
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Search for missing plane carrying Cardiff striker Sala to resume at sunrise
New Cardiff signing Sala was aboard a light aircraft which disappeared from radar.
Jan 23, 04:30
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in November 2017
A lot of people were crying: Nantes fans gather for emotional Sala vigil
A plane carrying Cardiff City's new record signing Emiliano Sala has disappeared over the English Channel.
Jan 22, 22:53
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
No sign of Sala or pilot as rescue teams find debris in search for missing plane
New Cardiff signing Emiliano Sala was on board the light aircraft which went missing over the English Channel
Jan 22, 17:55
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Cardiff 'shocked and distressed' at news that Emiliano Sala was on missing plane
The Argentinian completed his move from Nantes to the Premier League strugglers at the weekend.
Jan 22, 14:34
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
French media reporting Cardiff's new signing Emiliano Sala was on missing plane
Argentinian signed at the weekend.
Jan 22, 14:15
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
In Full: Latest Emiliano Sala statement from Guernsey Police
The full text of a statement from Guernsey Police regarding the search for a missing aircraft which is believed to have been carrying Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala.
Jan 22, 10:36
Emiliano Sala in action for Nantes in late 2017
Fears growing that Cardiff's new signing Emiliano Sala was on missing plane
French media, quoting police sources, said Sala was on a light aircraft that disappeared from radar while flying from Nantes to Cardiff
Jan 22, 09:41

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