Flight 418: Simmons Airlines (MQ)
October 31, 1994, D.B.A. American Eagle Airlines
As a Special Assistance Team member, conducted an ante mortem interview with the family of a deceased passenger and gathered material used for DNA analysis* on behalf of the medical examiner. Attended the passenger’s memorial and burial service; acted as liaison between the family and the airline; arranged travel and accommodations; attended to various other logistical details; and provided information regarding the accident and investigation.
Met with the passenger’s husband several months later to return personal belongings recovered from the accident site.
* Within the U.S., such tasks usually fell to the carrier involved prior to passage of the Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1996.