Tragic! Emiliano Sala Died From Head Injuries And Had To Be Identified By His Fingerprints

Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala died from head injuries and had to be identified by his fingerprints when his plane crashed into the sea, an inquest heard. The £15million Cardiff City footballer has been pulled from the wreckage after the plane came down near Alderney on January 21.An inquest opened and adjourned into his death today in Dorset heard how a post-mortem confirmed Sala died from “head and trunk” injuries. The hearing was told he had to be identified using his fingerprints after investigators discovered his body on the seabed of the English Channel on February 4. The inquest was adjourned until November 6 for a pre-inquest review. A full report by the Air Accident Investigation Branch will not be published for six to 12 months, but an interim report is due within a fortnight.Ian Parry, a senior coroner’s officer for Dorset, said: “Mr Sala was identified on the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 1a head and trunk injuries.”Photo Credit: Getty


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