On the search for the Argentinian Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala, the police of the island of Guernsey initially focus on the scenario that the Argentinian is sitting in a lifeboat together with the pilot. The plane in which Sala and the pilot sat disappeared from the radar on Monday.
The police also take into account the scenarios that they have landed somewhere else but have not heard anything yet, that they have been picked up by a passing ship or that the aircraft has been broken into pieces and that Sala and the pilot are in the sea.
In the first instance there is searched with helicopters. David Barker, who leads the search, expects the operation to last until dark. A military plane from France will fly to Guernsey to help with the search.
In the Piper PA-46 plane in which Sala was sitting with the pilot, a lifeboat was present.
Sala had said goodbye to his old club FC Nantes on Monday and flew in the evening to his new club Cardiff City. That club from Wales deposited 20 million euros for the 28-year-old striker. He is the most expensive club purchase ever.
Apparatus disappeared from Channel Islands of radar
The aircraft disappeared from the radar near the Channel Islands. A search with helicopters and boats yielded nothing on Tuesday.
Argentine media published a sound fragment that Sala would have sent to family just before the crash.
The striker says that he is terrified. "We're on a plane that's about to crash, and if there's no news from me in one hour and a half, I do not know if anyone is coming to find me."
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