A jury has resumed hearing the inquest into the death of the footballer Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash in January 2019.

David Manknell is Counsel for the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) in the inquest, who investigated the causes of the accident, and is instructed by the Government Legal Department.

The Argentinian-born footballer was travelling from Nantes to Wales, where he was to be a player for Premier League club Cardiff City, when the aircraft in which he as a passenger was lost over the English Channel.

The inquest is being heard in Bournemouth at Dorset Coroner’s Court, and is expected to last for around a month.

Further detail in respect of the ongoing inquest is available in the press: