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Air Force asks DNA sample

Date: 2 December 2013

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The following is a rough translation of an Afrikaans article that appeared in Beeld newspaper:

By Erika Gibson

The air force 's flight crew members now as part of their medical screening a DNA sample and dental records for a database provides .

It seems to follow after two air crashes late last year and earlier this year . Due to the intensity of the accidents were the investigators for a very difficult task to surplus to know the sources told Beeld .

DNA samples and dental records, the identification process easier.

According to Lieutenant Colonel . Ronald Maseko , spokesman for the Air Force , the boards of inquiry into the two accidents just still not finalized because the reports of the autopsies have not been completed .

It is next week exactly a year since one of the Air Force C47 - Dakotas in bad weather in the Drakensberg crashed. All 11 people on board died .

Just three months later, three soldiers and two crew members of an Agusta helicopter from the Air Force died in a horrific crash in the Kruger National Park .

In both cases the wreckage over an area strewn and in the helicopter crash was thrown in a fire .

Maseko is impossible to say when the investigation will be finished because autopsies by the police and not the Air Force does not .


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