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      andylfcynwa
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      Cardiff player missing
      Jan 22, 2019 09:45:20 am
      Growing concerns Cardiff record  signing Emilano Sala  gone missing in light aircraft over channel , search ongoing
      Very sad
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      Reply #1: Jan 22, 2019 10:32:17 am
      Jeez, terrible news
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      Reply #2: Jan 22, 2019 12:29:16 pm
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      Reply #3: Jan 22, 2019 12:37:55 pm
      Horrible news that
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      Reply #4: Jan 22, 2019 12:55:04 pm
      Terrible news to hear.
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      Reply #5: Jan 22, 2019 12:56:43 pm
      That’s fu**ed.
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      Reply #6: Jan 22, 2019 12:58:17 pm
      Jesus that’s horrible, can’t imagine what the families of those involved are going through.
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      Reply #7: Jan 22, 2019 03:17:08 pm
      Very sad news indeed. My prayers with him and his family.

      Cardiff City's Emiliano Sala was on board missing plane, French authorities confirm
      French civil aviation authority confirms Argentine striker on board aircraft missing off coast of Guernsey


      Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala was on board an aircraft which went missing near the Channel Islands on Monday evening, French authorities have confirmed.

      The French civil aviation authority confirmed to Sky Sports News that Sala was aboard the aircraft, which disappeared from radar off the coast of the island of Guernsey.

      Local air traffic control said the aircraft was travelling from Nantes in western France to Cardiff when it went missing.



      John Fitzgerald, the chief executive of Channel Islands Air Search, explains how initial searches were carried out
      Sky Sports News understands Cardiff were expecting their new £18m signing to travel back to south Wales on Monday night.

      Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman said: "We are very concerned by the latest news that a light aircraft lost contact over the Channel last night.


      We are awaiting confirmation before we can say anything further. We are very concerned for the safety of Emiliano Sala.
      Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman

      "We are awaiting confirmation before we can say anything further. We are very concerned for the safety of Emiliano Sala."

      Authorities say the Piper Malibu aircraft disappeared from radar near the Casquets lighthouse at about 8:30pm on Monday.

      A search and rescue operation was launched and carried on until 2am on Tuesday, before being called off and resuming at 8am.


      In a statement, Guernsey Police said: "Guernsey Coastguard received an alert at 20:23 from Jersey ATC, that a light aircraft had gone off their radar approximately 15 miles north of Guernsey, initiating a major search and rescue operation involving both St Peter Port and Alderney lifeboats. Air Search 1 and 2 HM Coastguard helicopters are also involved in the search.

      "The PA 46 Malibu, a single turbine engine aircraft was on route from Nantes in France, to Cardiff in Wales, with two people on board when it was lost off radar as Jersey ATC was attempting to make contact.

      "A search model was created on SARIS, based on the likely ditching position, and all search and rescue assets were tasked to the area.

       
      There are currently two planes, two helicopters and a lifeboat searching for the aircraft.
       
      No trace has yet been found.
       
      Conditions during the search last night were challenging, with wave heights of up to two metres, with heavy rain showers and poor visibility


      "The search was terminated at 02:00, with all search and rescue assets being stood down, due to strengthening winds, worsening sea conditions and reducing visibility.

      "At this time, no trace of the missing aircraft had been found.

      "The aircraft departed Nantes at 1915 for Cardiff. The aircraft was flying at 5000 feet. The aircraft on passing Guernsey requested descent. Jersey ATC lost contact whilst it was flying at 2300 feet.

      "Air Search 1 and a French rescue helicopter based in Cherbourg, resumed the search of the area at 08:00."


      Today the sea is much calmer, although visibility was good, it is now deteriorating.
      UK authorities have been calling airfields on the south coast to see if it landed there. So far we have no confirmation it did.
       
      Search continues. Decision at sunset about overnight search


      HM Coastguard said the incident was not in the UK search and rescue area, although it confirmed it had sent two helicopters to help.

      Sala flew to Cardiff on Friday morning to undergo a medical, which was completed at around 5pm. He passed it, but it was too late for him to be involved against Newcastle on Saturday.

      The Argentine carried out press duties with Cardiff on Friday evening and posed for a picture holding a Cardiff shirt with fans outside the stadium.

      As he was not required to train with Cardiff until Tuesday, Sala flew back to Nantes to sort out his personal affairs and to say goodbye to his friends and team-mates.

      Sala's most recent post on Twitter, at lunchtime on Monday, shows the Argentine - who became Cardiff's club-record signing - bidding farewell to his former team-mates at Nantes.


      The striker was expected back in Cardiff on Monday night, ahead of training with his new club for the first time on Tuesday.

      The Cardiff squad was assembled and informed of the situation before training, which was then cancelled, because of the circumstances.

      Nantes were due to travel to Entente Sannois for their Coupe de France clash on Wednesday evening, but Sannois, who play in the third tier of French football, have agreed to postpone the match.

      A statement from Sannois' official website read: "The round-of-32 Coupe de France match between Entente Sannois and Nantes initially scheduled for Wednesday, January 23 has been rearranged for Sunday, January 27 following the disappearance of the plane of the former (Nantes) player Emiliano Sala.

      "Sannois wish all the best to Nantes and to the family of Emiliano Sala at this challenging time. The club is also thinking of all the people on board the plane."
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      Reply #8: Jan 22, 2019 04:59:02 pm
      Tragic news & as usual you expected the worse when a plane goes down..

      Love & prayers to the families of all involved..
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      Reply #9: Jan 22, 2019 05:02:00 pm
      Apparently it took them 3 or 4 attempts to get off the ground. That, on top of it apparently being very bumpy on the way there should surely have been alarm bells for concern?!

      https://mobile.twitter.com/GFFN/status/1087726962007789578
      « Last Edit: Jan 22, 2019 05:07:05 pm by 7-King Kenny-7 »
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      Reply #10: Jan 22, 2019 05:15:09 pm
      Not looking good. Hoping for a miracle
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      Reply #11: Jan 22, 2019 05:18:52 pm
      Awful news
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      Reply #12: Jan 22, 2019 05:26:43 pm
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      Reply #13: Jan 22, 2019 10:56:04 pm
      F**k!
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      Reply #14: Jan 23, 2019 07:33:19 pm
      Just off the coast of my home island, Jersey. Truly terrible.

      I’ve been on one of those types of planes and they are terrifying, flying the distance they were planning on in that thing would put the shits up you.

      So sad, just as a new chapter in his life was starting. RIP to him and the pilot.
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      Reply #15: Jan 23, 2019 11:50:45 pm
      Absolute tragedy. It's his family I feel for. Just gutted for them. Family first. Football suffers as well but it's his family who need the support, more than any, at this terrible time.
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      Reply #16: Feb 03, 2019 09:28:00 pm
      Aircraft found at the bottom of the seabed..

      Hope the family can find some closure.

      https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11704/11627530/emiliano-sala-plane-found-in-english-channel
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      Reply #17: Feb 17, 2019 11:51:35 am

      Indeed. Was laid to rest Yesterday.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47254939

      Hope his family can now mourn their loss and find some peace.
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      Reply #18: Feb 28, 2019 06:41:53 pm
      Called off the search for the pilot..feel for his family & friends...

      Appartley the team searching called it off after searching every inch of the plane..

      You would think whilst they retrieved the body of Sala they would check the whole reckage of the aircraft for the pilot too..
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      Reply #19: Mar 01, 2019 12:18:30 pm
      The pilot wasn't licensed for commercial flights it has been alleged by Mark McKay the Nante's acting agent, he says that Sala was "abandoned" by Cardiff City and had to make his own travel arrangements.
      Cardiff reject the claims.
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      Reply #20: Mar 01, 2019 06:19:48 pm
      The pilot wasn't licensed for commercial flights it has been alleged by Mark McKay the Nante's acting agent, he says that Sala was "abandoned" by Cardiff City and had to make his own travel arrangements.
      Cardiff reject the claims.
      Cardiff claim Sala was offered a flight, but rejected it.
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      Reply #21: Mar 01, 2019 06:32:02 pm
      Cardiff claim Sala was offered a flight, but rejected it.
      They have said all along they couldn’t get him a flight into Cardiff at the time he requested, they have said however that they could get a flight into Heathrow I believe, but the player turned it down and sort to make his own arrangements into Cardiff , stinks of self preservation by the agent and all those involved in the deal all trying to absolve themselves from any blame, look it shouldn’t be that difficult to find out who booked and payed for that flight , it wasn’t Cardiff that’s for sure , someone has fcked up royally and that someone is trying to hide .
      It’s hard to imagine Cardiff abandoning their marquee signing ,
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      Reply #22: Mar 01, 2019 06:33:43 pm
      This whole situation as is stands up modern football and society as a whole, arguing about money and everyone blaming everyone else instead of taking responsibility. As soon as this whole sad affair happened i thought to myself it would end up in recriminations and legal cases and arguing about money. Sadly it looks like i will be right
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      Reply #23: Mar 25, 2019 05:21:33 pm
      Yep,https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47696561.Now we get to see the true side of football corporations.
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      Reply #24: Mar 25, 2019 05:56:02 pm

      Said it before but the whole saga shows modern football in a shocking light, most of those involved should be absolutely ashamed of themselves

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