The plane carrying the new Cardiff City player and his pilot David Ibbotson disappeared over the English Channel on January 21.
Emiliano Sala died of ”head and trunk injuries”, it has been been confirmed.
Argentine striker Sala was on board a Piper Malibu aircraft that disappeared over the English Channel last month on its way from Nantes to Cardiff, after the 28-year-old had become the Premier League’s club’s record signing.
Last week, a body was discovered from the wreckage of the plane and subsequently identified as that of Sala’s. Pilot David Ibbotson, the only other person on board, is yet to be found.
Dorset Coroner’s has been told the Argentinian footballer was identified by fingerprint evidence. The inquest was adjourned until a later date.
The Air Accident investigation report into what caused the accident will be piblished for 6 to 12 months, but an interim report is due within a fortnight.
following the tragic news, the 28-year-old’s sister Romina has posted a moving tribute to her brother on Instagram
”Your soul in my soul will shine forever, thus illuminating the time of my existence. I love you.
The search continues for Ibbotson with a number of figures from the world of football having donated to a search fund set up by the pilot’s family.
Kylian Mbappe donated £27,000 ($35,000) while Gary Lineker submitted £1,000 ($1,300) to the search and shared it on his Twitter account.