sport news Emiliano Sala plane crash probe will take up to a year

Emiliano Sala plane crash probe will take up to a year but Cardiff cannot use it as a reason to delay paying Nantes for the player Striker Emiliano Sala was found dead at the bottom of the Channel last week The 28-year-old died after the plane he was on from Nantes to Cardiff crashed An investigation into the tragic crash is likely to take around a year to complete But legal experts have said this does not give Cardiff a reason to delay payment Cardiff had agreed a transfer fee of £15m with Nantes for the in-form forward 

By Ian Herbert For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:30 GMT, 11 February 2019 | Updated: 23:15 GMT, 11 February 2019

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The investigation into the crash that claimed the life of Emiliano Sala is likely to take a year to conclude and cannot be used by Cardiff City as a reason to delay paying Nantes for the player, Sportsmail can reveal.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) indicated that the average time taken to complete such an inquiry is 12 months.

The inquiry will include interviews with the Piper Malibu's owner, whose identity must be made known to the AAIB.

Fans laid yellow flowers in front of a portrait of Emiliano Sala at Nantes' Beaujoire stadium

Fans laid yellow flowers in front of a portrait of Emiliano Sala at Nantes' Beaujoire stadium

A body found in plane wreckage at the bottom of the Channel was identified as Sala last week

A body found in plane wreckage at the bottom of the Channel was identified as Sala last week

Although Cardiff have indicated that they do not intend to make any moves until the conclusion of official investigations into the crash, in which pilot David Ibbotson also died, legal experts

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