Medico-legal investigations of the Airbus, A320 crash upon Mount Ste-Odile, France.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_831A58F2A03B
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Medico-legal investigations of the Airbus, A320 crash upon Mount Ste-Odile, France.
Périodique
Journal of Forensic Sciences
Auteur(s)
Ludes B., Tracqui A., Pfitzinger H., Kintz P., Levy F., Disteldorf M., Hutt J.M., Kaess B., Haag R., Memheld B., Kaempf C., Friederich F., Evenot E., Mangin P.
ISSN
0022-1198[print], 0022-1198[linking]
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1994
Volume
39
Numéro
5
Pages
1147-1152
Langue
anglais
Notes
Editorial
Résumé
The authors present the medico-legal investigations and identification after the aircrash of the Airbus A320 upon the Mount Sainte-Odile (France). The identification team comprising investigators from the gendarmerie, forensic pathologists, odontologists, and scientists of the Institute from Legal Medecine rapidly retrieved and identified 85 of the 87 victims, with 17 being identified through DNA typing, three through fingerprints and the remaining through dental records and specific physical or X-ray findings. Full autopsies were performed on all fatalities to determine patterns of injury and cause of death. Results lead us to point out the importance of a multidisciplinary team of forensic practitioners especially trained for managing medico-legal investigation in mass disaster and the ability of DNA technology to solve complex identification problems.
Mots-clé
Accidents, Aviation, DNA Fingerprinting, Disasters, Female, Forensic Medicine/methods, France, Humans, Male, Wounds and Injuries/classification, Wounds and Injuries/pathology
Pubmed
Web of science
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25/10/2010 14:44
Dernière modification de la notice
03/03/2018 18:51
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