Emiliano Sala's family demand footballer and pilot's bodies be recovered from wreckage


Another from the month before shows "new member" Nala relaxing outside, while a photo from 2017 shows the pair gazing out across the water with the caption "nada como ir juntos a la par", which translates roughly as "nothing like going together next to each other".

It has been reported that Sala had a close relationship with his dog, and that he had plans put in place for his pet to join him in Wales once he had completed his move.

No timeframe has been set to decide whether to recover the wreck of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson, investigators have said.

He was understood to have taken the beloved pet to the kennels before starting the process of moving her to the United Kingdom to live with him.

Wreckage from the plane was located on Sunday after Sala's family raised funds for a private search by American-born shipwreck-hunting specialist David Mearns because authorities called off the official search.

Kylian Mbappe, Adrien Rabiot and Dimitri Payet were among the donors and Horacia Sala thanked the public for their generosity on Tuesday.

On Sunday morning, the search team's efforts paid off. Within hours it was search vessel FPV Morven which picked up a sonar signal from the depths.

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In this image released Monday Feb. 4, 2019, by the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) showing the rear left side of the fuselage including part of the aircraft registration N264DB that went missing carrying soccer player Emiliano Sala, when it disappeared from radar contact on January 21 2019.

The initial search for the plane wreckage was cancelled by Guernsey Police after four relentless days of looking, after officers said the two men, who were the only passengers on board, has a "very slim" chance of survival.

An AAIB spokesman said: "Tragically, in video footage from the ROV, one occupant is visible amidst the wreckage".

There are no more words to say.

A decision has yet to be taken on whether to raise the wreckage to the surface.

Mr Mearns continued: 'I haven't spoken to them verbally, but they were devastated the last time we were here and frankly the news is worse today.