David Mearns, the marine scientist directing the search, made this disclosure on Sunday, NAN reports.

Sala’s plane was lost from the radar as it crossed the English Channel and the 28-year-old is now feared dead.

“Wreckage of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and piloted by David Ibbotson was located early this morning,” Mearns said on Twitter.

Mearns said Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) had moved its vessel over the position his team had located to visually identify the plane using a remote-operated vehicle.

“Tonight, our sole thoughts are with the families and friends of Emiliano and David,” Mearns added.

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