SEARCH CONTINUES Coastguards on Channel islands search sea for missing Sala plane


Coastguards on the Channel island of Alderney searched the sea with binoculars on looking for any sign of a missing plane carrying Cardiff City’s new soccer star, Emiliano Sala.

Sala was on board a light aircraft that disappeared en route to the Welsh capital for his club debut, France’s civil aviation authority said on Tuesday.

Sala was flying from the French city of Nantes to Cardiff when the plane lost radar contact off the English Channel island of Guernsey.

Rescue aircraft and boats had searched more than 1,000 square miles (2,590 square km) of sea for the single-engine Piper Malibu by midday on Tuesday, but “no trace of the missing aircraft had been found,” Guernsey police said.