The Argentine football player of Italian origin, Emiliano Sala, is missing from last night, Monday, January 21, in the skies on the English Channel. The plane carrying the Cardiff City striker had taken off from the French airport Nantes-Atlantique, in the direction of Cardiff. There were two other people on board. "We do not expect to find survivors," said Channel Islands Airsearch chief John Fitzgerald. "We do not know how he disappeared, he completely vanished, there was no radio conversation," Fitzgerald said
The plane disappeared from the radar near the Casquets lighthouse, around 9:30 pm, according to the Guernesey police. Since then, the tracks have been lost and the weather conditions have complicated the work of rescuers.
Research has already begun in the night, with the use of helicopters for recovery, but there is still no trace of Sala and the two people on board.
A new phase of research began this morning, with British and French means, coordinated by the Guernesey Coast Guard.
Twelve goals in 19 Ligue 1 games in 2018-19, Sala had just been bought from Cardiff for 17 million euros, a record for the Premier League club.
On Saturday, he had commented on his new signing at Cardiff. "I'm very happy to be here. I am very pleased and I am in a hurry to start training, to meet my new teammates and get to work ". Yesterday, he had returned to La Jonelière, the training camp of Nantes, to recover the last things before starting a new life.