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Korean Journal of Legal Medicine 2007;31(2):157-161.
Published online November 30, 2007.
Identification of Korean victims in PMT-air airplane crash accident.
Sang Seob Lee, Joong Seok Seo, Mun Hwan Kang
1Department of Forensic Medicine, National Institute of Scientific Investigation. komiyama@mogaha.go.kr
2Scientific Investigation Center, National Police Agency.
The PMT-air airplane crash accident occurred in June 25, 2007 in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. All 22 passengers and crew, including 13 Korean victims, were found dead. Human identification was done at the Cambodian-Russian Soviet friendship hospital. All of Korean victims were identified with fingerprint comparison, age estimation, comparison of belongings and examination of past medical history. In this identification process, the examination of antemortem data source with searching personal blog of internet had been proved efficient in human identification. The antemortem data collection with internet access may be useful and should be combined with classical antemortem data collection process because it is beyond spatial and time limitation.
Key Words: airplane accident, human identification, antemortem data, internet, blog


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