BREAKING NEWS! Search For Missing Footballer & Pilot Called Off (See Why)

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Sala & Pilot

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.

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

Missing footballer search into third day

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

“We reviewed all the information available to us, as well as knowing what emergency equipment was on board, and have taken the difficult decision to end the search,” he added.

He told BBC News:

“I understand Emiliano Sala’s family are not content with the decision to stop the search and I fully understand that.

“I’m absolutely confident that we couldn’t have done any more.”

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