About the flight TM 470 Maputo – Luanda
18.30 (Maputo), 05 December 2013
- Update on the accident involving LAM MOZAMBIQUE AIRLINES FLIGHT TM 470
Following is our 5th update following the tragic loss of LAM Mozambique Airlines flight TM470 on Friday 29 November 2013.
The Namibian Police and Forensic Authorities held a meeting today with representatives from Kenyon International (on behalf of LAM), the Portuguese Government (representing Brazil) and the Angolan Government.
The group reached agreement to establish a process for conducting post mortem examinations and identification of the remains of the deceased passengers and crew from flight TM470. They also agreed to a protocol for the return of the passengers and crew members personal belongings that are in the process of being retrieved from the accident site.
The Namibian authorities will soon announce the procedures so that the families and the media have a clear understanding of what will happen, what it will involve and their role in providing any required information, descriptions, DNA samples, etc.
In preparation for this, a team from Kenyon International has arrived in Maputo. As soon as the Namibian authorities have published the processes, the Kenyon representatives will meet with the relatives to gather the required information and material. Kenyon Interanational has also placed further people and resources on standby to assist in Luanda if requested by the Angolan Government.
We will provide another update tomorrow.
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