Emiliano Sala: Search for footballer and pilot called off

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The search for missing footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson has been called off after rescuers failed to find their plane.

Cardiff City’s Argentine striker, 28, and Mr Ibbotson were on the aircraft that disappeared from radar on Monday.

After three days, authorities made the decision to abandon the search on Thursday.

Guernsey Police tweeted at 15:15 GMT to say rescuers were “no longer actively searching” for the plane.

The statement, from harbourmaster Capt David Barker said the chances of survival “are extremely remote”.

He added: “Despite best efforts of air and search assets from the Channel Islands, UK and France…we have been unable to find any trace of the aircraft the pilot or the passenger.”

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