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Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by AbujaBlue: 11:41am On Jan 22
There is "genuine concern" Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala was on a light aircraft which disappeared between France and Cardiff.

It is feared the Argentine striker was one of two people on board the Piper Malibu, which went missing off Alderney in the Channel Islands on Monday night.

Cardiff City, which signed the 28-year-old from French club Nantes on Saturday, said it was "seeking clarification" as to what happened.

A search resumed at 08:00 GMT.

Guernsey police said "no trace" of the missing aircraft had been found.

It left Nantes at 19:15 and had been flying at 5,000ft when it contacted Jersey air traffic control requesting descent, the force said.

The plane lost contact while at 2,300ft.

Searches were suspended at 02:00 "due to strengthening winds, worsening sea conditions and reducing visibility", police added.

Cardiff Airport confirmed the aircraft was due to arrive from Nantes but a spokeswoman said there were no further details.

The Met Office said at the time the aircraft went missing "there were some showers around, but nothing too intense".

"Wind speeds were not too bad - average speeds were around 15 to 20mph," it added.

As the search continued into the evening though, it became wetter and windier.

Cardiff signed Sala for a club record £15m after protracted negotiations with Nantes.

He has been among the top scorers in France in recent years and had scored 13 league and cup goals this season, third behind Kylian Mbappe and Nicolas Pepe.

'Last goodbye'

When his signing to Cardiff was announced, he said: "It gives me great pleasure and I can't wait to start training, meet my new teammates and get down to work."

Club chief executive Ken Choo said: "I'm sure all Cardiff City fans will join me in that and we can look forward to seeing our record signing in a Bluebirds shirt."

The most recent tweet from Sala's account was a picture of him and his former team-mates, captioned "La ultima ciao", or "the last goodbye".

Sala began his playing career at Argentinian side Club Proyecto Crecer, before moving to French club Girondins Bordeaux in 2012.

The flight disappeared off radar near the Casquets lighthouse, infamous among mariners as the site of many shipwrecks, 13km north-west of Alderney.

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

A spokeswoman said they were assisting Guernsey Coastguard with a search for a light aircraft off Alderney.

"HM Coastguard helicopters from Solent and Newquay have been helping to search overnight with nothing found," she said.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-46954922

Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by Christty(f): 11:47am On Jan 22
This is serious. It will be found soonest.

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Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by GOFRONT(m): 12:07pm On Jan 22
Chaii....We dont want to go on a Minute silence for a player at the Emirates stadium next week oo.....

God pls epp us locate him alive......COYG

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Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by AbujaBlue: 12:19pm On Jan 22
The sea can be rough at this time of year, but two helicopters and a lifeboat from the Island of Alderney are joining in the search for the Argentine.

Pic 1: The Lighthouse of Casquets Rock, close to where the plane last lost contact.
Pic 2: A UK HM Coastguard helicopter that would be used for the search.
Pic 3: The Alderney Coastguard, currently searching tirelessly for any sign.
Pic 4: The island of Alderney (for some perspective)

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Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by momodub: 12:25pm On Jan 22
Village people so sad

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Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by nelsonebby(m): 12:27pm On Jan 22
I so much hate this particular plane.

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Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by Kingwizzy16(m): 12:27pm On Jan 22
God help him

Amen

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Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by Nobody: 12:27pm On Jan 22
He is holding a shirt that reads visit Malaysia.
Any thing associated with Malaysia should be forbidden while trying to board a plane

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Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by shaydeenamz(m): 12:28pm On Jan 22
this kind thing him never even start to play for them oo

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Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by Greenhero(m): 12:29pm On Jan 22
Ehyaaa... and we go beat them again now... Double Loss.
Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by Racoon(m): 12:30pm On Jan 22
sad God please have mercy.
Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by ajalawole(m): 12:30pm On Jan 22
this one strong oooo.... e never even play and he is missing. I pray he is found alive
Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by mids(m): 12:31pm On Jan 22
End time football transferr

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Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by Iphone5: 12:33pm On Jan 22
Will the Transfer fee be refunded

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Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by bedspread: 12:33pm On Jan 22
Let's all Live Prepared....

It can Happen anytime and any where..

It's appointed unto Man to Die once, after that Judgement......

ANYHOW YOU CAN , Get JESUS... it's the only way

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Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by hisexcellency34: 12:34pm On Jan 22
He's alive!

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Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by stevodot22(m): 12:36pm On Jan 22
And Cardiff don make payment of 15 million. Chai

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Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by able1993(m): 12:36pm On Jan 22
I hope it is not what am thinking, planes don't get lost, and when found, things remain normal. The plane could have crashed somewhere, I doubt if anyone survives...

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Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by bluefilm: 12:37pm On Jan 22
No need to panic.

He visited Malaysia. grin
Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by izzy4shizzy(m): 12:38pm On Jan 22
U
Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by oloriLFC(f): 12:40pm On Jan 22
Aww! This is so sad cry I read about the plane's disappearance this morning. May his soul rest in peace
Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by oloriLFC(f): 12:41pm On Jan 22
Aww! This is so sad cry I read about the plane's disappearance this morning. May his soul rest in peace cry
Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by Okoroawusa: 12:42pm On Jan 22
bedspread:
Let's all Live Prepared....
It can Happen anytime and any where..
It's appointed unto Man to Die once, after that Judgement......
ANYHOW YOU CAN , Get JESUS... it's the only way
Hahahaha!

See bedspread.... Be deceiving ppl that don't know u.

How many times will I tell u?

There is nothing Christ-like in you.ATALL!

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Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by lonelydora: 12:42pm On Jan 22
Why are so many people dying this January? The death is too much.
Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by LastDays777: 12:44pm On Jan 22
Strange..
Re: Cardiff Striker, Emiliano Sala Feared Dead After Plane Crash (Photos) by Ranchhoddas: 12:46pm On Jan 22
Iphone5:
Will the Transfer fee be refunded
This is uncharted territory I guess. One thing I know is that the contract will be honoured and the money remitted to his family.

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