The pieces of the plane carrying the striker of Cardiff Emiliano Sala were found in three parts on the seabed, according to an official report.
Piper Malibu's broken body was connected by cables, the Air Accident Investigation Unit
A 28-year-old man died when the plane in which he was stationed with pilot David Ibbotson, aged 59, crashed into the La- Manche on the way from Nantes to Cardiff on January 21
His interim report of what happened said that the plane was found to be "severely damaged" – the fragments were kept together by electric and flying control cables, while the engine was disconnected from the boat area.
AAIB said it was not able to determine how many aircraft pilot Ibbotson did recently because his pilot's license and on-board logotype were lost from the Piper Malibu N264DB.
Investigators are usually looking for how many hours a pilot flew in the previous 28 90 days before the crash.
The ratings of Mr. Ibbotson's license – for example, whether he was a toolkit or night rating – were also not installed.
Mr. Ibbotson, of Crow, North Lincolnshire, had approximately 3700
A private pilot license does not allow a pilot to carry passengers for remuneration.
The report states that "the ground on which the Senger is on N264DB has not yet been installed, but earlier, the pilot carried passengers on the basis of" cost sharing. "
An Argentine footballer Sala was killed when a single-engined light aircraft flying Mr. Ibbotson crashed near Alderney only two days after he completed the transition to the Cardiff Premier League from the French club Nantes – for Club record 15 million pounds.
He returned to the Welsh capital after flying back to France to say goodbye to his former teammates.