Emiliano Sala has finally been confirmed dead after police stated clearly that the body found in the crashed plane is that of the former Cardiff City striker.
Sala’s tragic death now throws football fraternities in the world into deep mourning as many had hoped probably he would survive from the plane disaster.
The 28-year-old Argentine striker was traveling from Nantes to meet his former teammates at Cardiff City when the plane he boarded suddenly crashed into the English channel.
Authorities have been looking for the wreckage since last two weeks before it was found on Sunday, February 3, 2019.
The small plane carrying Emiliano Sala and Mr Ibbotson, 59, was found off the coast of Alderney in the English Channel.
Emiliano Sala’s body was identified by the Dorset coroner, but so far there has been no reported trace of that of the pilot David Ibbotson.
His families who have been hoping for him to survive have been told the devastating news and they are being supported by specially-trained family liaison officers.
Our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time.
HM Coroner will continue to investigate the circumstances of this death supported by Dorset Police,” a spokesman for Dorset Police said according to Sun UK.
Sala began his professional career in France with Bordeaux, making his professional debut in February 2012.
And after struggling to break into the first team, he was loaned out to Championnat National side Orléans and Ligue 2 side Niort in consecutive seasons.
He joined Nantes in 2015 and made more than 100 appearances in Ligue 1 thereby achieving a successful goal-scoring record finishing as the club’s top goalscorer for three consecutive seasons.
Sala was on the verge of making a name for himself in the Premier League before his untimely death.