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Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala was on missing plane

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Emiliano Sala

The 28-year-old Argentine forward joined Premier League strugglers Cardiff City from FC Nantes a week ago for a club record expense of around 17 million euros ($19 million). He had played in France since 2012.

Nearby coastguards were cautioned via aviation authority at 20:23 GMT that an airship with two individuals on board had disappeared. Rafts and helicopters were conveyed yet the hunt was suspended four hours after the fact as climate conditions intensified.

Pursuit groups continued work on Tuesday morning.

“As of now no hint of the missing airplane had been discovered,” Guernsey police said.

An announcement from Cardiff City administrator Mehmet Dalman discharged on Tuesday morning read: “We are extremely worried by the most recent news that a light flying machine lost contact over the Channel the previous evening.”

FC Nantes authorities did not quickly remark.

Sala had scored 12 class objectives in 19 appearances for Nantes in France’s Ligue 1 this season before consenting to join Cardiff.

French media revealed that the French organization has delayed Nantes’ French Cup last-32 amusement against Entente Sannois-Saint Gratien from Wednesday to Sunday.