Underwater Search for The Missing Plane that Carried Emiliano Sala Commences

Over 4500 people donated to a GoFundMe page set up on January 25 to raise €300,000 to resume the hunt, with the target being reached in less than three days.

In the meantime, local fishing boats have been enlisted to help scour the surface water for the Piper PA-46 Malibu, which originally disappeared from radar close to the channel islands, before the submarine search gets underway.

"We have sourced and hired a survey vessel equipped with state of the art search equipment, which will be used to conduct an underwater search for the wreckage in the area of the last radar contact," Mearns said.

With the crowdfunding target now met, director of Bluewater Recoveries David Mearns spoke to the press.

"We have sourced and hired a survey vessel equipped with state of the art search equipment, which will be used to conduct an underwater search for the wreckage in the area of the last radar contact," Mearns said.

"The survey vessel is currently being mobilised in Southampton, and subject to weather conditions, will be re-positioned to Guernsey on Thursday or Friday this week.

"Based on current weather predictions, we are hopeful that the underwater search will begin on the weekend, most probably on Sunday."
An underwater search for the missing plane that was carrying Emiliano Sala to Cardiff is set to begin, it has been confirmed.

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