Swissair 111 crash: A friendship born in tragedy
At 10:31 p.m. on Sept. 2, 1998, many Nova Scotians felt their homes tremble as Swissair 111 smashed into the waters off Peggy's Cove, killing all 229 people on board. Years later, this remains, in part, a Canadian tragedy. Although only four Canadians were killed on the flight, the crash of Swissair 111 had an enduring impact in Canada. Local fishermen led the search for survivors, residents welcomed the victims' families and the names of the dead are etched in stone monuments on the coast.
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: March 27, 2003
Guest(s): Bob Conrad, Peggy Conrad, David Wilkins, Janet Wilkins
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Anne Petrie
Last updated: April 2, 2012
Page consulted on September 10, 2014
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