Mission to recover body found in Emiliano Sala plane crash begins

“The mission to recover a body found in the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson began on Tuesday evening, more than two weeks after they crashed into the English Channel” writes Jamie Johnson for The Air Accident Investigation Branch confirmed that the Geo Ocean III, an 80m state of the art oceanographic ship, is currently in place above the crash site and a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) is attempting to secure the body, before bringing it to the surface.However, strong tides are hampering the primary stages of the recovery and the AAIB said: “we can only use the remotely operated vehicle for limited periods each day and this will mean that progress is slow.” Officials have been reluctant to put a time frame on the operation to recover the body, but a source close to the efforts said that it was expected to be completed this evening.The recovery is being run by the MoD’s Salvage and Marine Operations team and there are AAIB inspectors onboard to oversee the work they do.

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