Emiliano Sala died from massive injuries to his head and chest, the Daily Mail reports.
The striker, who signed for Cardiff City from Nantes, in a record £15million, could only be identified by his fingerprints, an inquest heard on Monday.
Brendan Allen, acting senior coroner for Dorset, adjourned proceedings in Bournemouth until November 6, for a pre-inquest review.
Allen told the hearing this was because an Air Accidents Investigation Branch inquiry into the tragedy, could take between six months and a year.
Details surrounding the footballer’s death emerged hours after the family of David Ibbotson, who piloted the aircraft that crashed over the English Channel, said they won’t give up hope in their fight to find the missing father.
The 59-year-old was carrying Sala from Nantes to Cardiff when the plane crashed into the sea near Alderney on January 21.