Swissair Flight 111

2 September 1998
10:31pm ADT


Photographs of
Memorial

Bayswater
Lunenburg County
Nova Scotia

Located on the west side of Highway 329

GPS location:   44°29'58"N   64°04'08"W




Also see:   Whalesback memorial, Swissair Flight 111





Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Bayswater: general view looking north-west
Photographed on 4 November 2002


Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Bayswater: general view looking south-east
Photographed on 4 November 2002


Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Bayswater
Photographed on 4 November 2002


Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Bayswater: ten minutes before dawn
Photographed at 7:12am, 15 November 2002, ten minutes before dawn


Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Bayswater: dawn
Photographed at dawn, 7:22am, 15 November 2002


Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Bayswater: dawn
Photographed at dawn, 7:23am, 15 November 2002


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


Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Bayswater
Photographed on 4 November 2002


Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Bayswater
Photographed on 4 November 2002


Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Bayswater: at dawn
Photographed at dawn, 15 November 2002


Panel one: Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Bayswater
Panel one: photographed at dawn, 15 November 2002


Panel two: Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Bayswater
Panel two: photographed at dawn, 15 November 2002


Panel three: Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Bayswater
Panel three: photographed at dawn, 15 November 2002


Panel four: Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Bayswater
Panel four: photographed at dawn, 15 November 2002


Panel five: Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Bayswater
Panel five: photographed at dawn, 15 November 2002


Panel six: Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Bayswater
Panel six: photographed at dawn, 15 November 2002


Panel seven: Swissair Flight 111 memorial, Bayswater
Panel seven: photographed at dawn, 15 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




Lighthouse Publishing Inc., Bridgewater
Swissair Flight 111 Archive


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Swissair Tragedy Index
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Swissair Tragedy Index   Archived: 1999 November 04
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Swissair Tragedy Index   Archived: 2000 May 16
http://www.lighthouse.ns.ca/indexgraph/swissair/swissind.html

Swissair Tragedy Index   Archived: 2000 November 01
http://www.lighthouse.ns.ca/indexgraph/swissair/swissind.html

Swissair Tragedy Index   Archived: 2001 March 03
http://www.lighthouse.ns.ca/indexgraph/swissair/swissind.html

Swissair Tragedy Index   Archived: 2001 August 15
http://www.lighthouse.ns.ca/indexgraph/swissair/swissind.html

Swissair Tragedy Index   Archived: 2002 February 06
http://www.lighthouse.ns.ca/indexgraph/swissair/swissind.html

Swissair Tragedy Index   Archived: 2002 October 25
http://www.lighthouse.ns.ca/indexgraph/swissair/swissind.html

Swissair Tragedy Index   Archived: 2003 April 08
http://www.lighthouse.ns.ca/indexgraph/swissair/swissind.html

Swissair Tragedy Index   Archived: 2003 October 06
http://www.lighthouse.ns.ca/indexgraph/swissair/swissind.html

Swissair Tragedy Index   Archived: 2004 April 15
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Swissair Tragedy Index Part One: 1-20   Archived: 2000 August 24
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Swissair Tragedy Index Part One: 1-20   Archived: 2001 May 30
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Swissair Tragedy Index Part One: 1-20   Archived: 2001 November 26
http://www.lighthouse.ns.ca/indexgraph/swissair/swissind1.html

Swissair Tragedy Index Part One: 1-20   Archived: 2002 February 10
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Swissair Tragedy Index Part One: 1-20   Archived: 2002 November 04
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Swissair Tragedy Index Part One: 1-20   Archived: 2003 April 08
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Swissair Tragedy Index Part One: 1-20   Archived: 2003 October 06
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Swissair Tragedy Index Part Two: 21-40   Archived: 2001 January 22
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Swissair Tragedy Index Part Two: 21-40   Archived: 2001 September 16
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Swissair Tragedy Index Part Two: 21-40   Archived: 2002 November 04
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Swissair Tragedy Index Part Two: 21-40   Archived: 2003 April 08
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Swissair Tragedy Index Part Two: 21-40   Archived: 2003 October 06
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Swissair Tragedy Index Part Two: 21-40   Archived: 2004 February 27
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Story 01:   World comes crashing down in Nova Scotia
Story 02:   When disaster strikes - the local story
Story 03:   The crash of Swissair Flight 111 in brief
Story 04:   Early hours after plane crash focused on finding survivors
Story 05:   Fishing trip becomes nightmare for Chester Basin man
Story 06:   Blandford firefighters first to respond after report of downed passenger jet
Story 07:   Auxiliary, fishermen integral part of search
Story 08:   Residents shocked at sound of Swissair crash
Story 09:   Hospitals mobilized to deal with expected survivors
Story 10:   Disaster worst ever for aircraft, company
Story 11:   Survivors wouldn't have lived long
Story 12:   Swiss residents grieve their country's loss
Story 13:   Hospitality industry also playing a role
Story 14:   Nova Scotians extend helping hand to families
Story 15:   At the scene of the crash
Story 16:   Retired firefighter recalls Canada's worst air disaster
Story 17:   Weekly Inspiration - Thoughts about the crash off Peggy's Cove
Story 18:   Editorial Comment - Commendable rescue effort
Story 19:   Editor's Diary - Tragedy hits close to home
Story 20:   The final words of Swissair Flight 111

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Swissair Tragedy Story 20   Archived: 2003 April 21
http://www.lighthouse.ns.ca/indexgraph/swissair/story20.html

Swissair Tragedy Story 20   Archived: 2003 December 26
http://www.lighthouse.ns.ca/indexgraph/swissair/story20.html

Swissair Tragedy Story 20   Archived: 2004 March 07
http://www.lighthouse.ns.ca/indexgraph/swissair/story20.html




Story 21:   Crash cause won't be known for some time
Story 22:   Crash victims came from 15 countries
Story 23:   Residents helping soldiers at Blandford encampment
Story 24:   A day of mourning at Peggy's Cove
Story 25:   EMO operations mobilize in Chester
Story 26:   Anxious fishermen asked to be patient
Story 27:   Coast guard auxiliary helps with search, recovery effort
Story 28:   'Food came from everywhere'
Story 29:   Workers, volunteers should seek support
Story 30:   Gander remembers: Even the strong will need help
Story 31:   Memorial services providing comfort to residents, searchers
Story 32:   Coming together in grief
Story 33:   Crash information beginning to emerge
Story 34:   Swissair tragedy may be linked to electrical failure
Story 35:   Debris from downed jet does not pose health threat
Story 36:   Finances last concern of fishermen impacted by Swissair catastrophe
Story 37:   Local search team assists with recovery efforts
Story 38:   Editor's Diary - Coping with the crash aftermath
Story 39:   Editorial Comment - Reality sucks
Story 40:   Officials plan to lift Flight 111 debris

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Officials plan to lift Flight 111 debris
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Swissair Tragedy Story 40   Archived: 2002 December 23
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Swissair Tragedy Story 40   Archived: 2003 April 21
http://www.lighthouse.ns.ca/indexgraph/swissair/story40.html

Swissair Tragedy Story 40   Archived: 2003 October 20
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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




Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
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Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, Whalesback Swissair Flight 111 Memorial Whalesback
    /hfxrm/swisswhale.html


M.R. Sabourin memorial plaque M.R. Sabourin memorial plaque Northwest Cove
    /lunenco/sabourinmem.html


S.S. Atlantic 1873 memorial at Sandy Cove, Terence Bay S.S. Atlantic 1873: memorial at Sandy Cove Terence Bay
    /hfxrm/ssatlanhrm.html


Joe Cracker, HMS Tribune plaque Joe Cracker, HMS Tribune plaque Herring Cove
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Hubbards war memorial Hubbards war memorial
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Chester war memorial Chester war memorial
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Chester bronze cannons Chester bronze cannons Chester
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Norwegian war memorial at Chester Norwegian war memorial at Chester
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