tells friends of the convicted plane that he's "so scared" that he seems to "collapse".
Debris from the plane was found Sunday after Sala's family raised money for a private search conducted by US-based wreck research specialist David Mearns, in collaboration with investigators. British on air accidents.
Emiliano Sala, of Nantes, during the Ligue 1 match between Nîmes and Nantes at the Stade des Costières, in a photo taken on 16 January 2019 in Nîmes, France.
A remotely operated underwater vehicle examined the seabed and confirmed that an object was the missing Piper Malibu device. The registration N264DB was visible on a photo of the fuselage published Monday.
"An occupant is visible in the middle of the wreckage," said the aviation accident investigation branch in a statement. "The AAIB is now considering the next steps, in consultation with the pilot and passenger families, as well as the police."
Investigators have announced plans to release an interim report on the accident this month.