There are confirmed reports that two cushions from Emiliano Sala’s plane wreckage found was discovered on a French beach.
The plane have gone missing since Monday.
According to SkySportsnews, the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) revealed that cushions are likely to have been from the Piper Malibu plane which vanished last Monday were found.
The 28-year-old recently joined the EPL side from Nantes but was on his way to Wales from France to start training with his new side before his plane disappeared on Monday, January 21.
On board the plane was only Himself and British pilot Dave Ibbotson from Scunthorpe are both missing and presumed dead.
French investigators made the news known to the public saying the parts of the plane were found on a beach near Surtainville on the French coast.
However, the search is set to be taken to the next level as underwater search will commence in a bid to recover the aircraft wreckage.
An AAIB spokesman said: “On the morning of Monday 28 January, we were advised by the Bureau d’Enquêtes & d’Analyses (BEA), the French safety investigation authority, that part of a seat cushion had been found on a beach near Surainville on the Cotentin Peninsula.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has identified an area in which to search for the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson, after cushions were found on a beach.— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 30, 2019
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“A second cushion was found in the same area later that day. From a preliminary examination we have concluded that it is likely that the cushions are from the missing aircraft.
“We have now identified a priority underwater search area of approximately four square nautical miles.” The search and rescue team are due to commence a fresh search this weekend due to difficult weather conditions expected over the coming days,
Presently, the search teams are yet to discover any other part of the wreckage, the cushions are first wreckage found from the missing Cardiff-bound plane following a huge search of the English Channel.
The plane took off from Nantes Airport in France at around 7.30pm last Monday but never reached its destination and nobody know its whereabouts until now.
The Argentinian striker was set to be unveiled as Cardiff City’s club record signing the next day after completing a £15 million transfer from Nantes.
Earlier this week, Chelsea star N’Golo Kante offered to finance the search of missing star’s plane.
The news sent football world into panic as all efforts to locate the plane or the passengers remain unfruitful.