The family of Emiliano Sala’s Pilot David Ibbotson are seeking donations to restart the search for his body, after the footballer was pulled from the plane wreckage yesterday.
Ibbotson was not inside the wreckage of the plane found and experts say it is unlikely he will ever be found.
A Go Fund Me page has so far raised more than £18,000.
A message on the site read: “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.
“As a family we are trying to come to terms with the tragedy and the loss of two incredible men.
“To be told the search has now been called off for the foreseeable future has only made this tragic time more difficult.
“We can not bare the thought of him being alone, we need him home so that we are able to lay him to rest.”
MySportDab report Sala’s body was recovered in a privately-funded search which had been launched after the initial search was called off.