“I’m up here on the plane, which seems to be falling apart right now,” said Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala, who recently moved to Cardiff City, in his message from the plane. There is still no trace.
The Argentinean footballer Emiliano Sala, 28, lost in a flight over the English Channel, has reportedly sent a voice message to his friends from the plane, according to media reports. “I’m up here on the plane, which seems to be falling apart right now, and I’m on my way to Cardiff,” it said in the audio file released on Tuesday evening (local time).
“If you do not hear news from me in an hour and a half, I do not know if they will even send someone to look for me, because they will not find me anyway, then you know, Dad, I’m so scared.” Sala said. The father of the player, Horacio Sala, confirmed the authenticity of the approximately one-minute recording of the renowned Argentine newspaper. In the background, engine noise can be heard.
The propeller aircraft had disappeared from the radar on the flight from French Nantes to Cardiff in the UK across the English Channel – many pointed to a crash on Tuesday. Emergency personnel searched the sea surface for debris with boats and from the air. “There’s no sign of the plane, ” the police said. After sunset, the search was temporarily interrupted. It should continue on Wednesday morning.
Only a few days ago, Salas change from FC Nantes to Cardiff City had become known. According to media reports, the change of the footballer should have cost around 17 million euros -a record for Cardiff City. Sala comes from the town of Cululu in the Argentine province of Santa Fe in the northeast of the country. He never played professional football in Argentina, but played his entire career in France, where he was in Orleans, Niort, Bordeaux, Caen and last in Nantes under contract.