The Mangalore aircrash of 22 May 2010: practical problems related to identification of the dead in a populous developing country.

Ritesh G. Menezes, B. Suresh Kumar Shetty, Prateek Rastogi, Jagadish Rao Padubidri, Y. P.Raghavendra Babu, K. R. Nagesh, Deepak Herald D'Souza, Mahabalesh Shetty, Francis N.P. Monteiro, Haneil Larson Dsouza

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It was a sad and emotional moment for the citizens of Mangalore, India when the "Dubai to Mangalore" Air India Express Boeing 737-800 flight IX-812 crashed at the Mangalore International Airport on 22 May 2010, killing 158 people on board. Identification of the victims was difficult as most of the bodies were charred beyond easy recognition. The practical problems faced by the legal authorities in identifying the charred victims in a populous and developing country like India are discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-154
Number of pages4
JournalThe Medico-legal journal
Issue numberPt 4
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2012


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