Emiliano Sala (pictured) has been missing since after his plane went down over the English Channel on January 21 - but the wreckage has been found a fortnight on.
Emiliano Sala's father Horacio (pictured last week) has told how he was 'desperate' and in a 'bad dream' after the plane's wreckage was found on the sea bed.
Midday today: Poor weather and high seas could hamper the recovery operation with an approaching storm shown in red on the left of the image.
Midday Thursday: The rough conditions are set to worsen with the peak of the bad weather due later in the week
Shipwreck hunter David Mearns, who informed the families of Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson last night, said it was a 'possibility' that their bodies would be found among the plane wreckage in the English Channel.
Mr Mearns said 'most' of the plane was there, telling BBC Radio 4's Today programme: 'We were expecting to find a debris field, it is broken, but most of it is there.'
Asked whether the bodies were likely to still be on board, he said: 'That's a possibility, and they will be planning for that as well so there's a number of things the AAIB have to consider but their main role obviously is to conduct their investigation of what caused this crash.'
The specialist search for the missing plane began off the coast of Guernsey yesterday morning and located the wreckage on the seabed just hours later.
Sala and pilot Ibbotson left Nantes in France for Cardiff on January 21 - after the star signed for the Welsh Premier League team, disappearing over the Channel.
The official search was called off after four days but Sala's friends, family and fans clubbed together to pay for a private search to continue with renowned shipwreck hunter Mr Mearns.
On Sunday morning, their efforts paid off.
Geo Ocean III left Ostend in Belgium at 9am and began combing the area. Within hours it was search vessel FPV Morven which picked up a sonar signal from the depths.
The wreckage of the Piper Malibu was formally identified by officials from the Air Accident Investigation Board.
The AAIB's vessel deployed a remote-controlled submarine to examine the plane and tonight confirmed it was the craft carrying the striker.
Families of both men have been informed of the discovery.
Sala's father said last night he had not had any contact with the rest of his family - who are still in a hotel in Nantes - and found out about the plane's discovery on TV.
'I communicated with them every day, but since I do not have Whatsapp it's hard to call them or call me. They told me that the days passed and there was no news of Emiliano or the plane,' said Horacio.
He said that the family are in the hotel along with 'eight or nine' friends who are believed to have received the news from Argentine embassies in France and England, at 9am.