A body has been seen in the wreckage of the plane which was carrying missing footballer Emiliano Sala, the UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has said.
The AAIB said it was considering its next steps in consultation with the police and families of Sala and the pilot David Ibbotson.
Underwater searches using specialist vessels uncovered an “object of interest” on the seabed on February 3, according to the investigators.
A remotely operated vehicle surveyed the area and, based on analysis of the video footage, investigators concluded that the object was wreckage from the missing Piper Malibu aircraft.
In a statement issued on Monday, the AAIB said: “The remotely operated vehicle (ROV) carried out a further search of the area overnight, but did not identify any additional pieces of wreckage.
“Tragically, in video footage from the ROV one occupant is visible amidst the wreckage.”