Messi and Argentine president demand resumption of search for Sala

Saturday, 20 Jumada I 1440 H – January 26, 2019

Picture of Argentine Emiliano Sala (EBA)

Buenos Aires: Middle East Online

Argentine President Mauricio Macri and Barcelona star Lionel Messi have joined in demanding the resumption of search for Argentinian footballer Emiliano Sala.
McCurry ordered his foreign minister to issue formal requests to Britain and France to resume the search, according to a statement from his office.
Lionel Messi appealed to the authorities to resume the search Sala after the police of the British island of Gronse decided on Thursday to end the search they had begun since Monday evening for the missing plane.
"As long as there is possibility, a glimmer of hope, we ask you to please do not stop looking for Emiliano," Messi wrote in his account of Instagram. All the power to your family and friends »with the theme # Pray for Sala, newly moved from Nantes to Cardiff City in the English Premier League.
Messi's appeal comes after Sala's father and players, including his French compatriot Valentin Fada and Uruguayan striker Liganes Diego Roland, have asked the authorities to continue the search.
"The only thing I'm asking you is to keep looking," Horacio, the father of the missing player, said after the police announced the end of the search. "I know deep down in my heart that Emiliano is still alive," said his sister Romina, weeping to the British media in Cardiff. Please do not stop searching, understand the difficulty of the task, but do not stop searching. For us, they are still alive. "
"We have reviewed all available information and made the difficult decision to end the search," the police said on Thursday. "The chances of survival at this stage are very small."
Police conducted more than 24 hours of continuous search involving coasts, rocks and islands using three planes and five helicopters.
She also participated in rescue operations, with the help of fishing boats and ships.
Sala, who on Saturday signed a transfer from Nantes to Karev in a record 17 million euro deal, was returning to Cardiff from Nantes on a single Piper 46A Malibu single-engine aircraft registered in the United States.
The Sala family believes he can still be found alive and has asked his former team Nantes not to revive his memory in the weekend's Cup match against third-placed Unton Saint-Sainte-Gratien.
"We ask you to respect the family, which refuses to talk about mourning, and asked us to remain faithful," Nantes captain Valentin Rongier told more than 300 fans who attended the open-air exercises on Thursday. "That's why there will not be a minute of silence or a minute of applause during Sunday's game, because we have not lost hope."
Gornsey authorities revealed the name of the missing pilot, David Abbotson, a resident of northern England, while a spokesman for the British Air Accident Investigation Branch said the pilot's license was being scrutinized as part of the investigation.
"We will consider the operational aspects of the trip, which include the license. Our goal is not to spread blame or responsibility, but to know the cause of the accident. "
It is said that Mr. Abbotson told a friend via social media shortly before take-off that he was somewhat confused in the operation of certain controls on the plane.
According to the US Federal Aviation Administration database where the missing aircraft is registered, he holds a British private license obtained on the basis of a 2014 certificate allowing him to drive a single-engine aircraft.
The British Civil Aviation Authority, which issues British licenses in accordance with European Union regulations, said it could not "confirm the type of license it owns."
According to the EU's rules, the private pilot's license is for "recreational trips only" and "no money is allowed for any flight he makes using a license of this kind, except for some aviation training."
EU aviation guidelines indicate that pilots who receive a financial position need a commercial license.

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