Dorset Police have confirmed the body found amidst the wreckage of the Piper Malibu plane is that of Emiliano Sala.
The body of pilot David Ibbotson has not yet been found.
Police said the families of both men have been informed and that they 'will continue to be supported by specially-trained family liaison officers'.
GEO Ocean III, which helped find the wreckage, headed back to the UK on Wednesday night when it delivered the body to the Dorset Coroner for identification.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch say the recovery was carried out in 'as dignified way as possible'.
Due to deterioration in the weather, the attempts to recover the plane wreckage have been unsuccessful and the AAIB have decided not to continue.
The organisation say video recordings, collected from their underwater robot, will provide 'valuable evidence' for their investigation.