Relatives and friends of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala insisted yesterday that the search for a small airplane that disappeared when he flew over the Channel Channel resurfaced and doubts arise if the pilot is licensed to take passengers.
Romina Sala, the striker's sister, whom the Nato has just transferred to Cardiff, has not abstained from trying to force the British authorities to resume the quest abandoned the previous day, given the "remote" chances of success after three days of tracking without results,
"We know he's here and we've come for him and we'll pick him up," he said firmly to the reporters in Cardiff after an emotional visit to where fans made spontaneous color suggestions and messages to his brother.
The British newspaper The Times confirmed, referring to the FAA record, that the missing pilot with Salah, David Ibbotan, 59 years old and originally from Crow in the northern part of England, received a certificate of piloting in personal capacity. Therefore, with this type of license, he can not take passengers for payment, the newspaper adds, stating that this type of permit requires more flight and training hours.
ARGENTINA CALLS FOR RECOVERY
Argentine President Mauriceio Macri yesterday instructed Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Farrie to ask the governments of the United Kingdom and France to "support search efforts" for Sala. (Ef)