Fighter Pilot 2 who perished in a midair crash between two F-4 fighter planes near Japan in the late 1990s

A pilot who perished in a midair crash between two F-4 fighter planes near Japan in the late 1990s.

Tissue fragments from his crushed remains were collected from the ocean two days after the crash. Comparing the blood genotype and autosomal STR profile from these tissue fragments to each of his parents positively identified the remains.

His mtDNA profile was also determined from these remains and confirmed by an identical match to the mtDNA profile of his mother.