Identification Via Dental Remains: Pan American Flight 759

    Volume 30, Issue 1 (January 1985)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1985

    Page Count: 9


    Cottone, JA
    Associate professor of dental diagnostic science, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School, San Antonio, TX

    Cuminale, JA
    Professor of general dentistry, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry,

    Barsley, RE
    Assistant professor of oral diagnosis, medicine, and radiology, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry,

    Carr, RF
    Associate professor of pathology and oral pathology, Louisiana State University Schools of Dentistry and Medicine,

    (Received 12 March 1984; accepted 23 May 1984)

    Abstract

    Pan American Flight 759 crashed on takeoff from New Orleans International Airport on 9 July 1982. One-hundred-and-fifty-four persons lost their lives making this the second worst air crash in the United States. A dental identification team was assembled and began working the next morning. Ninety-three victims were positively identified by dental means and twenty-three other victims had strong supporting dental evidence as to their identities. The organization, method used, planning, and problem resolution concerning the dental team for this crash are presented.


    Paper ID: JFS10973J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10973J

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    Title Identification Via Dental Remains: Pan American Flight 759
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30