Swissair Flight 111

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Depiction of Swissair Flight 111

Swissair Flight 111 was a scheduled flight from New York to Geneva, Switzerland on September, 2 1998.[1] The aircraft was a McDonnell Douglas MD-11. Onboard were 215 passengers and 14 crew members.[2] The plane had a cockpit fire.[2] 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.[3]

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  1. "Swissair Flight 111 tragedy still raw 15 years later". CBC/Radio-Canada. September 02, 2013. Retrieved December 25, 2016. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "#OnThisDay in 1998, Swissair Flight 111 suffers a catastrophic cockpit fire near Halifax". September 2, 2016. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  3. Mike Claffey (September 4, 1998). "They Got Vests & Waited to Die Jet Fell Minutes Short of Halifax". Retrieved December 25, 2016.

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