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Cardiff striker's plane goes missing

Discussion in 'General Football' started by Jordinho, 22 Jan 2019.

  1. Jordinho

    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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    A small plane carrying Cardiff's new signing from Nantes, Emilio Sala, apparently disappeared off the radar just north of Guernsey. Not seen much reports on this yet.
     
  2. Spursman

    Spursman Neil Ruddock

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    its awful, fearing the worst. The guy was coming over to play in the prem and it looks as if he never will.
     
  3. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Tom Huddlestone

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    Its a real shocker.

    And the longer the search goes without success the less likely he will be found alive.

    Horrible to say, but theres every chance that point has already passed.
     
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  4. jts1882

    jts1882 Chris Armstrong

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    The pilot asked permission to descend near Guernsey, suggesting an issue, and then lost contact at 2,300ft. Even if they survived the "landing" they wouldn't survive long in the sea.

    A poignant last tweet:

     
  5. GinolaGinolaGinola

    GinolaGinolaGinola Paul Stalteri

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    Awful news. Hopefully they have crash landed somewhere and are safe but that is very unlikely.

    Why get a light aircraft like that though is beyond me. Would much rather get a commercial jet or private jet than a propelled plane. I'm not the best flyer though and thats coming from someone who has a brother who is a pilot and wife who is cabin crew.
     
  6. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Milija Aleksic

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    Its a huge shame this, fearing the worse
     
  7. Daisuk

    Daisuk Frederic Kanoute

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  8. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    Depends entirely on where you're going from/to.

    Sometimes a light aircraft is easier than travelling somewhere that a larger aircraft/commercial can fly from.
     
  9. jts1882

    jts1882 Chris Armstrong

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    Cardiff is not that provincial.
     
  10. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Jimmy Neighbour

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    It's not the ease, it's the danger.
     
  11. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    It's a miniscule risk. Well worth the time saving.
     
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  12. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL John Lacy

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    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    Tragic. :(
     
  14. Robbo

    Robbo Steve Carr

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    Such a tragedy. :( Hopefully there will be a miracle and they're found alive.

























    Warning - way too premature remark, in very poor taste below.

    Surprised this didn't happen with our on loan, Kane replacement striker, judging by our luck so far this season.

    Sorry.
     
  15. Seedy Ron

    Seedy Ron Simon Davies

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    Poor sods. Can't see any other outcome than the worst.
     
  16. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Chris Perry

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    No distress call as far as we know? Seemingly just feel out the sky.

    Miniscule chance of being found alive now - 24 hours later, in darkness, in freezing waters. Would take a DL easyjet flight over light aircraft in winter everyday. Had the medical and signing been completed? Are clubs insured to cover such a freak loss?
     
  17. Jon

    Jon Chris Armstrong

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    Poor guy :-(
     
  18. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Jimmy Neighbour

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    This thread says otherwise.
     
  19. NaijaSpurs

    NaijaSpurs Frederic Kanoute

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    [​IMG]

    The plane was a Piper Malibu, looks a bit lightweight for me, but then I am no expert.

    It is really tragic
     
  20. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    That's not how probability works.
     

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