Plane carrying soccer star Emiliano Sala goes missing over English Channel

Plane carrying soccer star Emiliano Sala goes missing over English Channel

Plane carrying soccer star Emiliano Sala goes missing over English Channel

Argentine professional soccer player Emiliano Sala, who recently signed a deal with Cardiff City from Nantes for a club-record fee, went missing on Monday after a small passenger plane he was on disappeared over the English Channel.

"The current plan for it is to resume at sunrise tomorrow", Guernsey police added.

On Tuesday night, football fans in Nantes laid flowers at a fountain as a tribute to Sala and the plane's pilot.

The search was temporarily called off in the early hours of Tuesday morning due to strong winds, worsening sea conditions and reduced visibility, said police, before resuming again at 8 a.m. local time.

Authorities made a decision to suspend the search and rescue operations after the sunset around 5 p.m. local time.

Nates was due to play Entente Sannois in the French Cup on Wednesday but the third-tier club said it was postponed until Sunday "following the disappearance of the plane of former player Emiliano Sala".

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A statement from Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman released on Tuesday morning read: "We are very concerned by the latest news that a light aircraft lost contact over the Channel last night".

"Guernsey Coastguard received an alert at 20:23 from Jersey ATC, that a light aircraft had gone off their radar approximately 15 miles north of Guernsey, initiating a major search and rescue operation involving both St Peter Port and Alderney lifeboats".

The official Twitter account of Guernsey police stated, "We have found no signs of those onboard". "The sea temperatures are very, very cold and just sap the core temperature of anybody in the water very, very quickly".

Chief officer of Channel Islands Air Search, John Fitzgerald, said "even the most fit person" would only last a few hours in the water.

When his move to Cardiff was announced, he said: "It gives me great pleasure and I can't wait to start training, meet my new teammates and get down to work".

"We still have crews out searching, and once they return later today (Wednesday) they will file a report, at which point we hope to issue a full statement".

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