Swissair Flight 111

2 September 1998


Photographs of
Memorial

Whalesback
Halifax Regional Municipality
Nova Scotia

Located on the west side of Highway 333

GPS location:   44°30'23"N   63°55'59"W




Also see:   Bayswater memorial, Swissair Flight 111





Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Whalesback. Looking southwest toward the crash site.
Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Whalesback.
Looking southwest toward the crash site.
Photographed 25 August 2003


Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Whalesback, looking southeast.
Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Whalesback,
looking southeast toward Peggy's Cove lighthouse.
Photographed 25 August 2003


Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Whalesback.
Photographed 15 November 2002


Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Whalesback.
Photographed 10 November 2002


Map showing location of the Swissair Flight 111 memorials
Map showing location of the Swissair Flight 111 memorials
at Whalesback in Halifax Regional Municipality,
and Bayswater in Lunenburg County.


Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Whalesback
Photographed on 15 November 2002


Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Whalesback
Photographed on 15 November 2002


Path to the Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Whalesback.
The path to the memorial.
Photographed 10 November 2002





Links to Relevant Websites


SwissAir jet vanishes from radar near Nova Scotia 11:16pm EDT (0316 UTC)
    http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/americas/9809/02/swiss.crash.01/


Map of flight path: Swissair Flight 111
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/swissair/stories/flightrecord.html


Brief history of the disaster On 2 September 1998 at 2118 ADT
Swissair Flight 111, a McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft,
departed John F. Kennedy airport, New York, en route to Geneva...
    http://www.swissair111.org/Background.html


Transportation Safety Board of Canada: Official Report on Swiss Air Flight 111
    http://www.tsb.gc.ca/en/reports/air/1998/a98h0003/a98h0003.asp


Information and discussion of the crash, investigation, victims and
survivors of Swissair 111, what went wrong, why, who was responsible
and how will such tragedies be prevented in the future...
    http://www.swissair111.org/


PBS NOVA: Crash of Swissair Flight 111
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/aircrash/


Swissair 111's Last Minutes
    http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/americas/9809/05/swissair.transcripts/


Air Traffic Control Preliminary Transcript of Swissair Flight 111 2 Sep 1998
    http://aviation-safety.net/investigation/cvr/transcripts/atc_sr111.php


Swissair flight 111
    http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swissair_flight_111


Swissair 111 Investigation Report: Executive Summary Transportation Safety Board
    http://www.tsb.gc.ca/en/media/fact_sheets/a98h0003/execsummary_a98h0003.asp


Bill No. 115: Flight 111 Special Places Memorial Act
    http://www.gov.ns.ca/legi/legc/bills/57th_1st/1st_read/b115.htm


Swissair 111 Memorials To Carry Airline Name And Flight Number
    http://news.airwise.com/stories/99/07/932731976.html


Jack Gallagher Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary
    http://www.ccga-gcac.org/news/pc_03sep99_e.asp


Swissair Crash Tests Relations With Insurers
    http://www.calbaptist.edu/dskubik/air_insu.htm


Swissair's Drama – SR111 Aircraft Crashes Record Office, Geneva
    http://www.baaa-acro.com/sr111_an.html


Swissair stopped flying on 31 March 2002

Farewell Swissair
    http://www.airways.ch/files/2002/0302/001/farewell.htm


Liquidation of Swissair
    http://www.hossliquidator.ch/default_sw.asp




Halifax Chronicle-Herald
Swissair Flight 111 Archive


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, 3 September 1998   5 stories
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair1


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, 4 September 1998   32 stories
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair2


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, 5 September 1998   19 stories
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair3


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, 6 September 1998   11 stories
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair4


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, 8 September 1998   14 stories
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair5


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, 9 September 1998   18 stories
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair6


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, 10 September 1998   11 stories
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair7


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, 11 September 1998   11 stories
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair8


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, 12 September 1998   7 stories
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair9


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, 13 September 1998   5 stories
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair10


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, 14 September 1998   5 stories
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair11


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, 15 September 1998   6 stories
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair12


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, 16 September 1998   7 stories
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair13


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, 17 September 1998   5 stories
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair14


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, 18 September 1998   8 stories
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair15


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, 19-21 September 1998   7 stories
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair16


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, 22-25 September 1998   10 stories
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair17


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, 26-30 September 1998   10 stories
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair18


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, October 1998   59 stories
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair19


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, November 1998   23 stories
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair20


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, December 1998   18 stories
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair21


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, Jan-Apr 1999
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair22


Swissair Flight 111 Archive, Apr 1999 - Dec 2000
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair23


Swissair Flight 111 Archive: Swissair, one year later 1-3 Sep 1999
    http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home/package?Swissair24




The Wayback Machine has archived copies of these documents:
Swissair Press Releases following the crash of Flight SR 111


Index to archived Swissair press releases
www.swissair.com/pressrel.htm


Zurich, 3 September 1998 9:30am: Swissair aircraft involved in accident
http://www.swissair.com/press_releases/pressrel_030998_0930-en.htm


Zurich, 3 September 1998 12:30pm: Update on Swissair accident
www.swissair.com/press_releases/pressrel_030998_1230-en.htm


Zurich, 3 September 1998 5:30pm: No survivors
www.swissair.com/press_releases/pressrel_030998_1730-en.htm


Zurich, 3 September 1998 8:30pm: Swissair offers immediate compensation to families
www.swissair.com/press_releases/pressrel_030998_2030-en.htm


Zurich, 4 September 1998 12:50pm: Relatives en route to the accident site
www.swissair.com/press_releases/pressrel_040998_1250-en.htm


Zurich, 4 September 1998 6:45pm: Few new details in crash of SR 111
www.swissair.com/press_releases/pressrel_040998_1845-en.htm


Halifax, 5 September 1998 9:30am: Jeffrey Katz: "An emotional day for all concerned"
www.swissair.com/press_releases/pressrel_050998_0930-en.htm


Zurich, 5 September 1998 11:00pm: Transcript of last radio contact...
http://www.swissair.com/press_releases/pressrel_050998_2300-en.htm


Zurich, 6 September 1998 12:15pm: Direct approach to Halifax could not have been flown
www.swissair.com/press_releases/pressrel_060998_1130-en.htm


Zurich, 6 September 1998 11:30pm: Flight data recorder of SR 111 recovered
www.swissair.com/press_releases/pressrel_060998_2330-en.htm


7 September 1998 12:30am: Statement from Swissair's President and CEO
www.swissair.com/press_releases/pressrel_070998_0030-en.htm


Zurich, 7 September 1998 11:00pm: No legible flight-data-recorder information...
http://www.swissair.com/press_releases/pressrel_070998_2250-en.htm


Zurich, 15 September 1998 23:00pm: Last six minutes missing on second black box, too
http://www.swissair.ch/press_releases/pressrel_140998_2300-en.htm




The Wayback Machine has an archived copy of this document:
Goodbye Swissair


Archived: 2002 May 28
www.swissair.com/




Swissair 111 Memorials To Carry
Airline Name And Flight Number

News item: 23 July 1999

Jul 23, 1999 — It was announced July 22 that memorials for the 229 people who died in the crash of Swissair Flight 111 in the Atlantic off Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada in September 1998 will bear the airline's name and flight number. The memorials will be unveiled on the first anniversary of the crash.

The two memorials will read:

"In memory of the 229 men, women and children aboard Swissair Flight 111 who perished off these shores September 2, 1998. They have been joined to the sea and the sky. May they rest in peace. In grateful recognition of all those who worked tirelessly to provide assistance in the recovery operations and comfort to the families and their friends during a time of distress."

The memorials and a marker on navigation maps pinpointing the crash site itself will form a triangle that faces directly out to where the plane went down.

At one site in the beach-side community of Bayswater, a stone wall will list most of the names of Flight 111's crew and passengers. Three family members have asked that their relatives' names be left off the memorials. About 29 coffins of unidentified human remains will also be buried there in a mass grave.

Benches and a monument made out of a boulder will be erected at the other site in Whalesback, a rocky outstretch of land near Peggy's Cove, where grieving families flocked after the crash.

Both sites will include memorials bearing the text that will be in English and French.

"People wanted to have memorials that are modest," said Lorne Clarke, head of the memorial committee. "The memorial wording keeps with this concept while remaining honest with historical fact."

The issue of what to include on crash memorials has become an issue in recent years, with some airlines being accused of trying to deflect negative publicity by leaving their names off monuments.

The Valujet memorial, established after a plane for the discount airline crashed into a Florida swamp in 1996 killing more than 100 people, doesn't mention the carrier's name.

A memorial for the victims of TWA Flight 800 in New York also doesn't mention the airline, but states it is in memory of the people "who perished aboard flight 800."

Source: http://news.airwise.com/stories/99/07/932731976.html

The Wayback Machine has archived copies of this document:
Swissair 111 Memorials To Carry Airline Name And Flight Number


Archived: 2001 July 07
http://news.airwise.com/stories/99/07/932731976.html

Archived: 2001 September 15
http://news.airwise.com/stories/99/07/932731976.html

Archived: 2002 August 22
http://news.airwise.com/stories/99/07/932731976.html

Archived: 2002 November 10
http://news.airwise.com/stories/99/07/932731976.html

Archived: 2003 March 15
http://news.airwise.com/stories/99/07/932731976.html





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