UK authorities say a search operation for a light aircraft that went missing near the Channel Islands is continuing as media reports suggest an Argentinean soccer player signed recently by a major Welsh football club was onboard the plane when it disappeared from the radars.
Search and rescue operations continued on Tuesday afternoon after more than 1,000 squares miles had been checked while looking for the missing aircraft, said the police in Guernsey, an island in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy in France.
The search was called off by 2:00 am on Tuesday morning due to worsening weather conditions but was then resumed the following morning at 8:00 am.
The plane had reportedly requested permission to land moments before going down over the English Channel on Monday evening.
French civil aviation authorities confirmed that the aircraft was travelling from Nantes in Western France to Cardiff Airport when it disappeared from radar…