While the hopes of finding Emiliano Sala alive diminish more and more with the passing of the days and hours, the story of the dramatic flight that should have brought the Italian-Argentine striker to Cardiff, the team that had just bought from Nantes for 17 million, a record for the Welsh company that participates in the Premier League.
The last yellow concerns the case of a second driver, David Henderson, who never left with the player and the first rider David Ibbotson, despite having passed the last checks.
According to the French newspaper 'Ouest France', Henderson, who spoke on social networks to deny the news of his death, was taken for granted on that plane, which was taken for granted if the man had climbed onto the cursed plane: "Contrary to what was said in the press, I'm dead! I was not on that plane ".
Now, however, Henderson will have to clarify before the authorities the reason for his lack of presence on board. All this while the confidence of Ibbotson came to light to a friend on Facebook: "I'm a bit rusty with the landing system".
It was John Fitzgerald, who was in charge of the Channel Islands Air's research, to put out his hopes at the end of the first night of research: "After all this time, with the cold even of the water temperature I do not expect anyone to be alive - Fitzgerald had told the British media - It seemed to have vanished into thin air, there was no radio communication before the disappearance of the device from the radar. "
In the morning of Thursday, meanwhile, the searches that had been interrupted in the night due to a storm were resumed, as well as for reduced visibility. This was reported by the police from the island of Guernsey, without being able to hide the pessimism about the possibility of finding alive Sala and the pilot, due to the low temperatures of the water. Research operations will focus on coastal areas.