Swissair Flight 111
Swissair Flight 111 was a scheduled flight from New York to Geneva, Switzerland on September, 2 1998. The aircraft was a McDonnell Douglas MD-11. Onboard were 215 passengers and 14 crew members. The plane had a cockpit fire. It crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Nova Scotia. All 229 people died. It was the second-worst accident ever in the Halifax, Nova Scotia area.
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- "Swissair Flight 111 tragedy still raw 15 years later". CBC/Radio-Canada. September 02, 2013. Retrieved December 25, 2016. Check date values in:
- "#OnThisDay in 1998, Swissair Flight 111 suffers a catastrophic cockpit fire near Halifax". AIRLIVE.net. September 2, 2016. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
- Mike Claffey (September 4, 1998). "They Got Vests & Waited to Die Jet Fell Minutes Short of Halifax". NYDailyNews.com. Retrieved December 25, 2016.