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Air crash: CDFD to conduct DNA tests

Staff Reporter


The two-member team leaves for Mangalore on Sunday

It will collect samples from the family members of the victims


HYDERABAD: A team from the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) in the city will be conducting DNA tests on the bodies that have been charred beyond recognition in an Air India plane crash in Mangalore on Saturday morning.

Two-member team

The two-member team that left to Mangalore on Sunday will be collecting samples from the family members to match them with passengers who perished in the crash.

The team members of Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics will be working in coordination with officials from Mangalore and Bangalore.

Over 158 people, including six crew were killed in India's worst air disaster in a decade when Air India's budget carrier's flight IX—812 from Dubai crashed at the Mangalore airport yesterday morning after overshooting the runway.

Eight persons had a miraculous escape.

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