Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala died of “injuries to the head and trunk,” an investigation in England that was heard on Monday when he began to examine his death in a plane crash at sea. Sala, 28, had signed with the Premier League team Cardiff City and was flying to his new team from his former club Nantes in France when his plane disappeared on the Channel on January 21. The remains were located on the seabed. The corpse of the attacker was recovered, but the pilot David Ibbotson is still missing. The plane remains under the sea.
In a brief hearing in Bournemouth, on the south coast, an investigation was opened into Sala’s death and was suspended until November 6, pending further investigation.
The post mortem presented at the hearing gave Sala the cause of death as “injuries to the head and trunk.”
The room was formally identified by fingerprints.
In English law, investigations are conducted to examine sudden or unexplained deaths.
They set out to determine the identity of the deceased, the place and time of death, as well as the manner in which the deceased arrived after his death, but do not share the fault.
‘You should not give up’
Ian Parry, chief coroner officer, said at the hearing that the plane “was located on the seabed in international waters.
“Upon further examination of the site, a body was found and recovered, which was then identified as Mr. Sala.
“To date, the pilot, Mr. Ibbotson, has not been found.
“The police, the Air Accident Investigation Branch and the Civil Aviation Authority are continuing their investigations,” he said.
A fundraising campaign to restart Ibbotson’s search is already more than half of its target of £ 300,000 ($ 385,000, € 340,000).
“If you have hope, then you should not give up,” his daughter Danielle told ITV television.
“He would not stop looking for me.”
Nantes gave Sala a final farewell with a series of moving gestures in his Ligue 1 match against Nimes on Sunday.
Known as the canaries because of their yellow kit, Nantes played in a complete black outfit with the name of Sala on the back of each shirt.
Tickets for the game were sold at a symbolic price of nine euros ($ 10) in memory of the player’s shirt number, which has also been removed.
Before Saturday’s Premier League game between Southampton and visitors to Cardiff, a minute of silence was observed.