Reports in Argentina claim the would-be Cardiff star’s father has passed away in another shocking twist of fate for the family.
Emiliano died in a plane crash aged 28 in January this year when his light aircraft crashed en route from Nantes to Cardiff.
Sala was confirmed dead after the Cardiff striker’s body was pulled from plane crash wreckage in the English Channel.
The small plane was found on the bottom of the ocean north of Guernsey, on Wednesday, February 6 — more than two weeks after it disappeared.
At the time, Sala’s dad expressed his heartbreak after wreckage of the plane carrying his son was found in the English Channel.
Horacio said the discovery was a “nightmare”, saying: “I cannot believe it. This is a dream. A bad dream. I am desperate.
“I communicated with them every day, but since I do not have WhatsApp it’s hard to call them or call me.
Sala was flying from Nantes to Cardiff after making a club-record £15 million transfer to the Premier League strugglers when the plane disappeared on January 21.
On February 3 the wreckage of the Piper Malibu N264DB was discovered in the English Channel, finally giving Sala’s family some answers.
The world of football united in grief over the loss, with Sala’s new club and teammates saying the Argentinian will “forever remain in our thoughts”.
It is now claimed that the pilot made “basic errors” before their plane crashed into the English Channel.
David Ibbotson decided not to use flight instruments that were vital to flying through cloudy conditions on the night of the doomed flight to Cardiff, according to new claims.
He also filled the Malibu-Piper aircraft licence number incorrectly on his flight plan form.
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