A body has been “successfully recovered” from the wreckage of the plane that was carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson, investigators say.
Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) were used in “challenging conditions” to pull the body out of the water “in as dignified a way as possible”, according to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB).
The body was being taken to the Isle of Portland to be passed into the care of the Dorset Coroner, an AAIB spokesman said.
The aircraft remains 67 metres underwater 21 miles off the coast of Guernsey in the English Channel as poor weather conditions stopped efforts to recover it.
An AAIB spokesman said: “Unfortunately, attempts to recover the aircraft wreckage were unsuccessful before poor weather conditions forced us to return the ROV to the ship.
“The weather forecast is poor for the foreseeable future and so the difficult decision was taken to bring the overall operation to a close.
The AAIB said footage captured of the wreckage was expected to provide “valuable evidence” and its interim report into the incident is due to be published within a month.
The wreckage was discovered on Sunday by marine recovery specialists who were hired thanks to a crowdfunding appeal launched after the official search was called off.
It is not known if the remains, located by an underwater camera, are those of Sala or pilot David Ibbotson, the only people on board.
Millennial mayor Pete Buttigieg to run for Democrat presidential nomination | US News
Millennial mayor Pete Buttigieg has formally launched a bid to become the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, after a rapid rise from obscure Midwestern politician to top-tier contender.
The 37-year-old is the youngest entrant – after 77-year old Bernie Sanders and 69-year-old Elizabeth Warren also launched their campaigns – and is also the first openly gay major presidential candidate.
He has been mayor of South Bend, Indiana, since 2012 and was credited for turning round the industrial town’s struggling economy.
He told crowds at his launch event in the town: “I recognise the audacity of doing this as a Midwestern millennial mayor.
“More than a little bold – at age 37 – to seek the highest office in the land.”
Polls in Iowa and New Hampshire last week put Buttigieg in third place in both states, behind Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden.
In the first quarter of this year, he raised $7m (£5.3m) – which outstripped more established rival US Senator Elizabeth Warren.
The Midwestern mayor has received a torrent of media coverage and surged in opinion polls.
Mr Buttigieg said he has taken a “long view” approach to issues and is seen as a voice for the millennial generation.
“I come from that generation that grew up with school shootings as the norm, the generation that produced the bulk of the troops in the post-9/11 conflicts, the generation that is going to be on the business end of climate change for as long as we live,” he said.
He added, “It is time to walk away from the politics of the past and toward something totally different.”
The potential contender could appeal to both moderates in progressives in the party, as he is a former Rhodes Scholar, consultant for the firm McKinsey and Co and US Navy reservist who served in Afghanistan.
More than a dozen Democrats have put themselves forward to take on Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 general election.
The Democratic nominee will be chosen early next year following a series of contests.
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Egypt: Vivid 4,300-year-old tomb belonging to Fifth Dynasty senior official unveiled | World News
A tomb belonging to a senior official in Egypt’s Fifth Dynasty has been unveiled around 20 miles south of Cairo.
The newly opened necropolis, located near Saqqara, contains vivid coloured reliefs and well-preserved inscriptions painted in a special green resin that have kept its pigment over the last 4,300 years.
Built from white limestone bricks, it is thought to belong to a nobleman known as Khuwy and was discovered last month.
In a statement Mohamed Megahed, head of the excavation team, said: “The L-shaped Khuwy tomb starts with a small corridor heading downwards into an antechamber and from there a larger chamber with painted reliefs depicting the tomb owner seated at an offering table.”
The north wall of the tomb indicates its design was inspired by the architectural blueprint of the Fifth Dynasty’s royal pyramids, the statement added.
The team has unearthed a number of tombs thought to date from the same period. Archaeologists recently found a granite column with an inscription dedicated to Queen Setibor, wife of the eighth and penultimate king of the dynasty.
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