7. Forensic Anthropology at the Mass Fatality Incident (Commercial Airliner) Crash Scene

  1. Dennis C. Dirkmaat
  1. Dennis C. Dirkmaat

Published Online: 22 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch7

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

How to Cite

Dirkmaat, D. C. (2012) Forensic Anthropology at the Mass Fatality Incident (Commercial Airliner) Crash Scene, in A Companion to Forensic Anthropology (ed D. C. Dirkmaat), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch7

Editor Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191234

Online ISBN: 9781118255377

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Keywords:

  • commercial airliner crash scene, and forensic anthropology;
  • NTSB federal agency, and US carriers;
  • response team, C/ME's, in charge of victims' remains;
  • MFI responsibility, in identifying victims;
  • MFI morgue operations;
  • anthropologist at the MFI, description of biological tissue;
  • criminal intent and terror attacks;
  • forensic archaeology and MFI scene;
  • Weldon Spring Protocols;
  • disaster identification, DMORT, DVI groups

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Responsibility for the Investigation

  • MFI Management Responsibility 1: Victim Identification

  • But Changes Are Afoot…

  • MFI Management Responsibility 2: Victim Recovery

  • Changes in the Field Recovery Philosophy

  • Weldon Spring Protocols

  • The Continental (Colgan Air) Flight 3407 Crash Site

  • Conclusions

  • References