Emiliano Sala’s missing plane hasn’t been found and the search for it has been called, with the Argentine and his pilot Dave Ibbotson assumed dead.
According to the Sun UK, Guernsey Police confirmed it is ‘no longer actively searching’ for the missing pair or the light aircraft which vanished over the Channel Islands on Monday.
The Harbour Master Captain David Barker said: “We have been unable to find any trace of the aircraft, the pilot or the passenger.
“We reviewed all the information available to use, as well as knowing what emergency equipment was on board, and have taken the difficult decision to end the search.
“The chances of survival at this stage are extremely remote.”
The search crew reportedly searched for 24 hours across three days and covered around 1,700sq. miles without finding a trace of wreckage or the victims.
Search pilot Mike Tidd added: “The area has been very well covered; there is absolutely no chance of finding anybody alive now.
“The only thing we might be able to do would be pinpoint where the aircraft went in but I think the radar trace is going to be the best opportunity of doing that.”
The 28 years old Argentine player was set to be unveiled by Cardiff City as the new £15million signing the next day before his disappearance. The small private plane boarded by the Striker from Nantes Airport to Cardiff went missing off Alderney in the Channel Island on Monday night.