Victim fragmentation patterns and seat location supplements crash data: American Airlines flight 587.

@article{Vidoli2012VictimFP,
  title={Victim fragmentation patterns and seat location supplements crash data: American Airlines flight 587.},
  author={Giovanna M. Vidoli and A. Mundorff},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={
          412-7
        }
}
INTRODUCTION In 2001, American Airlines flight 587 crashed shortly after takeoff. All 260 people aboard and 5 people on the ground were killed. This study's objective was to explore the extent of victim injuries and fragmentation patterns along with their assumed seat locations as related to the crash event and the plane's structural damage. METHODS There were 2058 body fragments recovered and, of those, 1750 have been identified. Autopsy reports detailing injuries and extent of fragmentation… Expand

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