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Emiliano Sala Cause of Death Revealed


Cardiff football star died from Injuries To Head And Trunk, according to new report.

Injuries to head and trunk has been confirmed as cause of death of Footballer Sala, as search for Pilot, David Ibbotson continues.

The footballer Emiliano Sala died of head and trunk injuries when the plane he was in crashed into the Channel, an inquest has heard.

During a five-minute hearing at Bournemouth town hall in Dorset, it emerged that Sala was formally identified by a fingerprint expert.

The court was told that his body was recovered from international waters off the island of Guernsey.

The senior acting coroner Brendan Allen said investigations were being carried out by the police, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) and the Civil Aviation Authority.

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Allen said the AAIB inquiry was likely to take between six and 12 months, and he adjourned the inquest until 6 November. No members of Sala’s family were present.

Sala, 28, had signed for English Premier League side Cardiff City and was flying to his new team from his old club Nantes in France when his plane went missing over the Channel on January 21.

The wreckage was located on the seabed. The striker’s body was recovered but pilot David Ibbotson is still missing. The plane remains under the sea.

In English law, inquests are held to examine sudden or unexplained deaths.

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They set out to determine the identity of the deceased, the place and time of death as well as how the deceased came by their death, but they do not apportion blame.

“To date, the pilot, Mr Ibbotson, has not been found.

“Police, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch and the Civil Aviation Authority are continuing with their inquiries,” Senior coroner’s officer Ian Parry said.

A fundraising campaign to restart the search for Ibbotson is already more than halfway to its £300,000 ($385,000, 340,000 euro) target.

“If you’ve got hope then you shouldn’t give up,” his daughter Danielle told ITV television.

“He wouldn’t stop searching for me.”