The body recovered from the wreckage of a plane in the English Channel islands’ seabed near France is in fact Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala.
Sala and pilot Dave Ibbotson were lost at sea on a flight from France to Wales, where Sala was set to begin life as Cardiff City’s record signing.
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A body was identified by remote vehicle earlier this week, and recovered Wednesday evening.
Here’s a timeline of events that precipitated the identification of Sala’s body.
Jan. 22 — Plane carrying pilot Dave Ibbotson and Sala is reported missing, search begins.
Jan. 24 — Police call off first search for plane.
Jan. 25 — Nantes criticizes cancelation of first search.
Jan. 28 — American scientist funds second search for plane, Sala, Ibbotson.
Jan. 30 — Seat cushions found, suspected to be from plane.
Feb. 2 — Cardiff plays first match since plane goes missing, team salutes Sala during goal celebration.
Feb. 3 — Wreckage found
Feb. 4 — Video shows one body visible in wreckage of plane.
Feb. 6 — Nantes demands payment from Cardiff for Sala.
Feb. 6 — Body recovered from plane, taken for identification
Feb. 7 — Body identified as Sala.