KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 13): Tan Sri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun, who owns Cardiff City Football Club, has donated £50,000 (about RM263,000) to a fund which will finance search resumption efforts for missing pilot David Ibbotson, Mail Online reported on Tuesday.
Mail Online reported that Tan donated the £50,000 to GoFundMe.
Mail Online reported: "Now, Wales Online have confirmed Tan has donated £50,000 to the fund — taking the total sum to almost £230,000 of its £300,000 target."
"Mr Ibbotson, 59, was flying the £15 million striker Emiliano Sala, 28, from Nantes to the Welsh capital, when his plane disappeared near Alderney on January 21. An official search was called off after four days," Mail Online reported.
Mail Online reported on Tuesday saying Tan revealed last week that he had offered to help Sala's family fly his body home to Argentina.
Tah was quoted as saying: "Cardiff City will continue to work with the Air Accident Investigation Branch and investigators to find out how the crash happened and to assist Emiliano's family."
"We have offered to them to arrange to take Emiliano back to rest with his family in Argentina. Even though he will be there, his soul will always be in our hearts. We feel a tremendous loss but the biggest loss is borne by Sala's family. May Sala's soul rest in peace," he said.