An inquest has heard that footballer Emiliano Sala death was as a result of head and chest injuries when a plane he was on crashed into the English Channel last month.
He was identified by his fingerprints after his body was gotten from the sea by a specialist team.
Sala was flying to Cardiff from Nantes on January 21 when the plane, a Piper Malibu crashed into the sea.
The 28 years old forward had just signed for Cardiff City.
Wales Online report that: “The inquest has heard Emiliano Sala was identified by finger print evidence.
“The cause of death, which was established after a post-mortem, is given as head and chest injuries. A pathologist described the cause of death as “head and trunk injuries”.
“The inquest has been adjourned. The full AAIB investigation into the plane crash is expected to take between six and 12 months, although an interim report is due within a fortnight.”
Assistant Dorset Coroner Brendan Allen, sitting in Bournemouth, adjourned the inquest until November 6.