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first_imgPlane cushions found in search for missing football player Emiliano SalaEmiliano Sala has been missing for about one week since he boarded a plane to travel from Nantes to Cardiff.advertisement Next Reuters CardiffJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 20:41 IST Emiliano Sala has been missing for a week after he boarded a plane from Nantes to Cardiff (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTwo seat cushions have been found on the French coast that likely belonged to the aircraft carrying Emiliano SalaSala has been missing for a week since he boarded a plane from Nantes to CardiffInvestigators said on Wednesday that an underwater search would begin after the covers were foundInvestigators searching for a lost plane carrying Premier League football player Emiliano Sala said on Wednesday an underwater search would begin after they found two seat cushions on the French coast that likely belonged to the aircraft.The 28-year-old Argentina-born forward had been en route from Nantes in western France with pilot David Ibbotson to make his debut for Welsh team Cardiff City when the plane disappeared over the English Channel.Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said part of a seat cushion had been found on a beach near Surtainville on the northern French coast. A second cushion was found in the same area later that same day.”From a preliminary examination, we have concluded that it is likely that the cushions are from the missing aircraft,” the AAIB said in a statement. Investigators said they now planned to launch an underwater seabed search for aircraft wreckage. Due to weather conditions, the search would start at the end of this weekend and take up to three days.”Based on a detailed assessment of the flight path and last known radar position, we have now identified a priority search area of approximately four square nautical miles,” they said.ALSO READ | Who is Emiliano Sala, the missing Argentinean footballer?Also Read | Cardiff City players scared to fly after Emiliano Sala disappearance: Defender Sol BambaAlso Read | Cardiff City, Arsenal pay tribute to Emiliano Sala in 1st match since his disappearanceFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Emiliano SalaFollow Plane cushionsFollow Sala searchFollow Emiliano Sala missing planeFollow Footballlast_img read more