Emiliano Sala search and rescue operation to resume on Wednesday. The Nantes striker scored 13 goals in all competitions this season and completed his transfer to Cardiff City over the weekend.
Sala was teammate of Ghana international striker Majeed Waris at the French club.
Cardiff striker Sala on board aircraft missing near Channel Islands; Guernsey Police say “a number of floating objects” found in water.
Guernsey Police will resume their search and rescue operation for the plane carrying Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala on Wednesday.
The Argentine striker was on board an aircraft which disappeared from radar near the Channel Islands on Monday evening.
Guernsey Police confirmed a “number of floating objects” were found in the water before Tuesday’s search was suspended, although rescuers were unable to ascertain if they were from the missing aircraft.
John Fitzgerald, chief officer of the Channel Island Air Search, said a cushion and bent piece of metal were among the objects recovered.
“The [search] aircraft found various bits of debris and it guided the lifeboat and a nearby fishing boat into the area to have a look at it,” Fitzgerald told Sky Sports News.
“The notes from the search director say they found a cushion, a bright orange item beside a dull coloured box and lots of white items in the water floating alongside a piece of white metal, which was a bit bent – apparently, just looking at the notes I have just received.”
Emiliano Sala’s former club FC Nantes held a vigil in the city.
Fitzgerald says the Channel Island Air Search believe the aircraft broke up after crashing in the Channel.
He expects the search operation to resume when visibility improves on Wednesday morning.
“We expect to be called at around seven o’clock in the morning so that we get time to get to the airport,” he said.
“Nothing is too far over here thankfully. We will be able to get airborne and ready while the light comes up.”