Cadiff City on Thursday 7th, Feb. issued their statement on the body recovered from the missing aircraft which was confirmed to be Emiliano Sala on their official website.
“It is with great sadness that we report the following statement, issued on February 7th 2019 by the Dorset Police:this statement can also be found on premier league official website
” ‘The body brought to Portland Port today, Thursday 7 February 2019, has been formally identified by HM Coroner for Dorset as that of professional footballer Emiliano Sala.
” ‘The families of Mr Sala and the pilot David Ibbotson have been updated with this news and will continue to be supported by specially-trained family liaison officers.’
“We offer our most heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the family of Emiliano. He and David will forever remain in our thoughts.”
Everyone at the Premier League offers sincere condolences to the family of Emiliano and our thoughts are with the loved ones of David.
Sala, 28, completed a record £15m move from Nantes to Cardiff , and was travelling to Cardiff in a private jet piloted by David Ibbotson, which went missing over the English Channel on 21 January.
A search operation was then launched following consultation with the families of Sala and Ibbotson, and the police.
The plane was found on the seabed off Guernsey on Sunday using a remotely operated vehicle, unfortunately a body was found in the aircraft.
The body was taken back to the nearest of Portland in Dorset, where investigations were carried out to identify the body. Geo Ocean III, which was involved in finding the wreckage.
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.