Highlights/crash

International

The tragedy of Swissair 111 – 20 years later

Mystery, conspiracies, emotions endure Everything seemed so normal on the evening of September 2, 1998 at the JFK International airport in New York.  Regular flyers on the New York to Geneva flight were relaxed and maybe bored, first time passengers» 

International

Parish plans memorial service for Swissair crash of 1998

The Christian parish of Blandford plans to mark the 20th anniversary of the Swissair flight 111 that crashed off the east coast of Canada killing all 229 people on board. It is inviting other churches, individuals and organizations to join» 

Vintage plane crash at Canadian airshow

A WW-II era biplane crashed this weekend at a major annual airshow event in British Columbia. The DeHavilland Dragon Rapide 3 was carrying several passengers when it came down hard just after takeoff shortly after the airshow events  for the» 

International

Aeromexico crash yielded no deaths, flying safety stats are good

Airplane crashes like Tuesday’s in Mexico make headline news, but statistics suggest flying is very safe and experts say chances of survival have improved. A strong gust of wind hit an Aeromexico airliner right after takeoff in Mexico’s northern state» 

International

Bizarre military incident: tragedy narrowly avoided

It could have been serious, very serious. A Canadian military Search and Rescue helicopter was taking part in training exercises in Florida on Wednesday when an inflatable raft fell from the aircraft and crashed through the roof of a house.» 

Society

29 people injured in major crash in British Columbia

Twenty-nine people were taken to hospital after a massive pileup involving trucks, coach buses and cars on the Coquihalla Highway in the interior of British Columbia on Sunday night. Another 136 people were taken to a warming centre in the nearby community» 

Environment

Snowy owl in critical condition but improving after crash

A snowy owl is healing in a wildlife rehabilitation centre in western Canada after crashing into a sports utility vehicle on December 28th. The young male raptor was caught in the grille of the vehicle but a telephone call brought» 

International

Canadian pilot killed in Australia seaplane crash

Tributes are flowing for a Canadian pilot who was killed in Australia on New Year’s Eve in a seaplane crash that also claimed the lives of a prominent British businessman and his family. Tour company Sydney Seaplanes said Gareth Morgan,» 

Society

Fiery highway crash claims at least three victims

Police continue to search for bodies in the twisted, burned-out remnants of a 14-vehicle pile-up about one hour north of downtown Toronto. Three people are confirmed dead so far. Traffic had backed up on Highway 400 after a smaller accident» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Apr. 3, 1956: How the disaster film genre was sparked by a Canadian idea.

One of the great suspense story ideas, indeed the whole genre of  suspense-thriller disaster films, began with a story developed aboard a long airline flight from Winnipeg Manitoba, to Toronto Ontario in 1955. Arthur Hailey was Canadian tractor-trailer promotional sales»