NEW pictures of the wreckage of Emiliano Sala’s doomed flight have been released as the Air Accidents Investigation Branch publishes its interim report into the crash.
Cardiff City striker Sala and pilot David Ibbotson died after the Piper Malibu plane crashed over the Channel Islands last month.
PA:Press Association New pictures have been released of the wreckage
PA:Press Association The plane was found on the sea bed 30 metres from where the plane last made contact
The interim report examines whether the plane and the pilot were flying legally on the night of the crash.
Mr Ibbotson, 59, had written he was ‘a bit rusty with the ILS (Instrument Landing System)’ before the flight on January 21.
He tagged himself at Nantes Airport on Saturday before replying to comments about the flight on Sunday.
The pilot wrote: “Was not to (sic) bad when I got there but I’m a bit rusty with the ils, in France now.”
A friend replied: “Rusty with the ILS?! I can’t believe that!”
Mr Ibbotson added: “You wanna bet, a little on the high side hehe, better than on the low side.”
Pilot David Ibbotson’s body has not been found
Refer to Caption Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala was confirmed dead after a body was recovered from the doomed aircraft