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Emiliano Sala's body will be flown / arriving in Argentina

Postby Forever Blue » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:45 am

Emiliano Sala wake details confirmed as body to be flown to Argentina

Wednesday 13th February 2019

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Emiliano Sala's body will be flown to his home country of Argentina this week before a wake takes place at his childhood football club.

The Cardiff City striker's body will be repatriated to South America, arriving in Buenos Aires on Friday.

Julio Muller, mayor of the town of Progreso in the Argentinian province of Santa Fe - where Sala grew up - confirmed his remains would be flown to Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, arriving on Friday morning.

The former Nantes player's body will then be taken to the provincial capital by road on a six-hour journey, reaching Progreso - where his family live - on Friday night.

A wake will then be held on Saturday at the gym of his boyhood club, the San Martin Club gym.

Mr Muller said Emiliano’s mum Mercedes and sister Romina, who travelled to Wales and Guernsey during the search efforts, have already rejoined Sala's father Horacio in Progreso.
Referring to the footballer by his shortened name Emi, he said: “Emi’s remains will reach Progreso, 300 miles north of Buenos Aires, late on Friday. The wake will be organised in the gym at San Martin FC.”

San Martin President Daniel Ribero added: "Emi’s body is going to reach Argentina from Europe on Friday and on Saturday we will spend several hours saying farewell to him at the club."

Cardiff City had offered to fly his body home to Argentina last week.

San Martin de Progreso, where the footballer played until he was 15, has already indicated it intends changing the name of its stadium and calling it Estadio Emiliano Sala, Mirror Online reports .

Sala and pilot David Ibbotson were flying in a Piper PA-46 Malibu which vanished from radar on January 21 near the Channel Islands while heading from Nantes to Cardiff.

The wreckage of the plane was located almost two weeks later on the seabed of the Channel. Sala's body was recovered from the wreckage and formally identified last week. An inquest into his death was told he had died from "head and trunk" injuries.

Mr Ibbotson remains unaccounted for. His family have launched a crowdfunding appeal to continue efforts to "bring him home", and are in talks with David Mearns , the man who located the plane's wreckage.

The family of the missing pilot have so far raised more than £230,000 via a GoFundMe page to continue efforts to find him, with donations coming from the likes of Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan , Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker and footballers Kylian Mbappe and Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan.

His family say they are considering the best way forward, after appearing on Good Morning Britain on Monday where they pledged not to give up looking for Mr Ibbotson.
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