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Emiliano Sala’s body arrives in Argentina ahead of wake and burial in Progreso

first_imgThe body of footballer Emiliano Sala arrived in Argentina on Friday, ahead of this weekend’s wake and burial in his home town.TV pictures showed a van carrying the body being slowly escorted out of the Buenos Aires airport by police vehicles.The body is being driven to Progreso, around 538km (334 miles) northwest of the capital Buenos Aires, for a vigil and wake.Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock and chief executive Ken Choo are among those who will attend the funeral.Sala, 28, had been flying from his previous club Nantes in western France to Wales on Jan. 21 to join up with Cardiff City when the single-engined Piper Malibu aircraft disappeared over the English Channel.A post-mortem found Sala had died from injuries to his head and torso when his plane crashed in the English Channel.The evidence was heard at a coroner’s hearing in the English city of Dorset, three weeks to the day since the crash.The single-engine aircraft was flying from the French city of Nantes to Cardiff where Sala was due to start a new career playing for the Welsh capital’s Premier League club.Home Office pathologist Dr Basil Purdue has given the cause of Sala’s death as “head and trunk injuries.”Sala’s body was recovered from the seabed wreckage last week but pilot David Ibbotson is still missing.Acting senior Dorset coroner Brendan Allen said during Monday’s hearing the Air Accidents Investigation Branch investigation could take up to 12 months.A pre-inquest review hearing was set for November 6.advertisementAlso Watch:last_img read more

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