Mixup Causes Wrong Person To Be Cremated After Airplane Accident | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 02.01.16

Airborne 02.02.16

Airborne 02.03.16

Airborne 02.04.16

Airborne 02.05.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 02.01.16

Airborne 02.02.16

Airborne 02.03.16

Airborne 02.04.16

Airborne 02.05.16

Tue, Mar 30, 2010

Mixup Causes Wrong Person To Be Cremated After Airplane Accident

Families Tipped Off When They Received The Wrong Personal Effects

The bodies of two men who were killed in when an Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar Plus went down in Ohio March 5th were mixed up, and the body of the wrong person was cremated.

55-year-old Frank Granato Jr. was the passenger in the airplane when it went down about 75 miles northeast of Dayton, OH. His body was sent to the family of the pilot, 67-year-old Arthur Potter of Greenwood, IN, and cremated. Potter's body was sent to New Castle, IN, where it was mistakenly buried by Granato's family.

The Associated Press reports that the problem was discovered when one of the families reported they had received the wrong personal effects, according to Mongomery County (OH) Coroners office director Ken Betz. Union County coroner Dr. David Applegate, who responded at the scene, said the men could not be positively identified and were sent to Montgomery County for identification through dental records He said the Montgomery County office mislabled the body bags at the crash site.

Betz told the AP that his office identified the men through dental records, but that they did not notice the conflict with the initial ID's made at the scene. "During my tenure at the this office, we have processed over 40,000 bodies, and this is the first time that we have misidentified someone's loved one," Betz said.

The families of the two men declined to comment.

FMI: www.mcohio.org/government/coroner/index.html

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 02.05.16: Collier Trophy Noms, NJ Homeowner Nonsense, Flight Design USA

Also: A-10 Survives, The Essential Aero-Community, Miami Seaplanes, ERAU WACO, Jeppesen Leadership, ADS-B Kickstarter, Guilty Non-Pilot The National Aeronautic Association announce>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.08.16)

“Rig’N Fly procedures are of the utmost importance to ensure reliable operations and the safest flight conditions possible, and this is an area where Airbus Helicopters>[...]

Aero-TV: Aviator Sean O’Donnell – A Love For Flight Has No Limits

What's Holding YOU Back From Your Dream Of Flight? While at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2016, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, shares a conversation with us that he had >[...]

Klyde Morris (02.08.16)

Klyde's Got The Super Bowl Blues... FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

Navy's UAV Could Be A Tanker

Carrier-Based Unmanned Gas Station Might Be Result Of X-47B Program While there was much speculation about the ultimate role for the Navy's unmanned X-47B aircraft that demonstrate>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC