Agony of Emiliano Sala’s dad as body found in plane wreckage

Marine scientist David Mearns

British crash investigators on Tuesday launched an underwater operation to recover a body from the wreckage of the plane carrying Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala in the Channel.

The plane had requested to descend before it lost contact with Jersey air traffic control.

The Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) said it has not indicated if or when the plane will be raised.

A privately funded underwater search began on Sunday and the wreckage was found on the seabed.

The 28-year-old young star was preparing to start a new career in the English Premier League at Cardiff after the striker was sold by French topflight club Nantes.

"Tragically in video footage, one occupant is visible amid the wreckage".

The AAIB said it was consulting with the missing men's families and police about the next step and intends to publish an interim report in the coming weeks.

Shipwreck hunter David Mearns, who found the wreckage using sonar in his vessel Morven, previously said it was "imperative" to recover the plane.

The wreckage was discovered on Sunday (Monday NZT).

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"Let's hope they can rescue it as soon as possible to find out what happened and have some sort of certainty", Horacio Sala, the footballer's father, told The Associated Press outside the family's home in Progreso, northwest of Buenos Aires.

The image of the plane shows the rear left side of the fuselage, including part of the aircraft registration, N264DB.

"Had that not happened, I don't think anybody would have searched for the plane", Mearns said.

"I can't believe it".

According to the Daily Mirror, Nala was one of the reasons why the Cardiff City player had returned to France.

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock said Sala would have been "really proud" of the team after they won 2-0 in their first home match since the plane vanished.

A body was later discovered by the wreckage, but it is yet to be identified.

Sala's family raised more than 370,000 euros ($422,000) in an online campaign to pay for the private search.

The missing aircraft was located off the coast of Guernsey on Sunday evening after disappearing on January 21 as it travelled from Nantes in France to Cardiff. "They are very keen but bad weather may delay that operation", he went on.

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