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Mbappé contributes £27,000 for search mission to find Emiliano Sala’s pilot
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Mbappé contributes £27,000 for search mission to find Emiliano Sala’s pilot

After finding Emiliano Sala’s body, now the whole world is looking to get some news about pilot who flew the plane carrying Sala which met with accident.

As the search for the pilot in the sea is a costly affair, a campaign has been started to raise fund. The latest contribution is from footballer Kylian Mbappé who contributed around £27,000. Altogether, more than £120,000 has been raised till now by a campaign to restart the search.

A page raising funds to continue the search for David Ibbotson, who was flying the plane carrying the Argentine footballer when it crashed in the Channel, was set up on Friday.

A donation of £1,000 under the name of broadcaster and former footballer Gary Lineker is registered on the page, which he shared with his 7.2 million Twitter followers on Saturday.

A £27,000 donation under the name Elie Lottin, apparently made by France’s World Cup-winning footballer Kylian Sanmi Mbappé Lottin, is also registered. The page has a fundraising target of £300,000. More than 7,000 people have donated on the fundraising page, with many posting messages of condolence to his family.

A message on the site reads: “Please help bring David Ibbotson home and help give him the send off he deserves. As a family we are relying on the kindness of the good hearted people to help us raise the much needed funds to help us find our beloved Dad, Husband and Son.

One of them, Steve Redding, posted: “My wife and I were unhappy to see the search called off after only one person was found.”

Sala’s body was recovered in a privately funded search that was launched once the initial search was called off three days after the men and their plane, which had been travelling from Nantes in France to Cardiff, went missing.