Argentina’s president has joined calls for the search for missing Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala to resume.
Mauricio Macri told his foreign minister to issue formal requests to Britain and France, according to a statement from his office.
The search for the Argentine striker, 28, and pilot David Ibbotson, 59, was called off on Thursday.
The plane disappeared from radar as the pair flew over the English Channel on their way to Cardiff on Monday night.
In a statement, the president’s office said: “President Mauricio Macri instructed foreign minister Jorge Faurie to make a formal request to the governments of Great Britain and France to ask them to maintain the search efforts.”
Mr Faurie is expected to make the request to both nations’ embassies.
Earlier, Sala’s sister Romina said:
“We are convinced Emiliano and the pilot are alive somewhere in the channel.”
Speaking through an interpreter, Ms Sala added: “I’m still in shock. We know Emiliano and the pilot are still alive. We want to go and search for them.
“We’re asking please don’t stop with this effort. All together, we will find a way to restart the search to find Emiliano.”
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has begun an investigation which will look at “all operational aspects,” including licensing and flight plans.
Source: TopAfricanHit Updates