A body has been discovered in the wreckage of the plane carrying missing footballer Emiliano Sala, according to the UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB).
The AAIB stated that it was discussing its next steps with the police and relatives of Sala and pilot David Ibbotson.
According to the investigators, on February 3, underwater investigations employing specialist vessels revealed a “object of interest” on the seabed.
Investigators decided that the object was wreckage from the missing Piper Malibu aircraft after surveying the region with a remotely operated vehicle.
In a statement issued on Monday, the AAIB said: “The remotely operated vehicle (ROV) carried out a further search of the area overnight, but did not identify any additional pieces of wreckage.
“Tragically, in video footage from the ROV one occupant is visible amidst the wreckage.”
Two jailed over online image of footballer Sala’s body
On Monday, two persons were sentenced to prison for illegally obtaining and distributing photographs from the post-mortem examination of footballer Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash in January.
Sherry Bray, the 49-year-old director of CCTV firm, was sentenced to 14 months in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of computer misuse and perverting the course of justice.
Christopher Ashford, 62, was sentenced to five months in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of computer misuse.
Sala’s jet crashed in the English Channel while flying to Cardiff on January 21, two days after completing his transfer from French club Nantes to the Welsh club.