Emiliano Sala has been confirmed to have died from head and chest injuries he sustained after the plane he was flying in crashed on January 22. The Cardiff City player was traveling in a Piper Malibu aircraft alongside pilot David Ibbotson when the tragedy happened.
His bodied was recovered after a private search team was launched to find the wreckage of the plane and had to be identified by his fingerprints.
Ian Parry, a senior coroner’s officer for Dorset, said:
“Mr Sala was identified on the 7th February by means of fingerprint evidence analyses by fingerprint expert Christopher Bradbury.”
“A post mortem was carried out after the body was taken to Holly Tree Lodge mortuary.
“Home office pathologist Mr Purdue gave the cause of death as head and trunk injuries.