1998: Swissair 111 crashes off Nova Scotia
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: Sept. 3, 1998
Guest(s): Roy Bears, Benoît Bouchard, Gerry Harrish , Russell McClellan, Frank Skidmore
Anchor: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Tom Kennedy, Eric Sorensen
Last updated: February 3, 2012
Page consulted on September 15, 2014
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