UK Air investigators are attempting to recover a body from the wreckage of the plane found during the search for Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala.
A spokesman for the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) confirmed to CNN Wednesday that a body was trying to be recovered and, if successful, the AAIB would consider the feasibility of recovering the aircraft wreckage.
The AAIB revealed Monday that a body had been seen in the wreckage of the plane which was carrying the Argentine striker. There is yet no information as to whether the body is Sala’s or David Ibbotson, the pilot of the Piper Malibu plane.
Sala, 28, and the 59-year-old Ibbotson were flying in the single-turbine aircraft from Nantes, in northern France, to Cardiff in Wales, when it disappeared from radar near the Channel Islands on January 21.
The Argentine striker had recently signed with English Premier League club Cardiff City for a reported £15 million ($19.3 million) from French club Nantes and was heading to the Welsh capital after saying farewell to his former teammates in France.