What was the cause of Swissair 111 crash?
An investigation was conducted by the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada. In 2003 it announced that the crash had resulted from faulty wiring that ignited the flammable insulation above the cockpit. The TSB had earlier recommended stricter standards concerning flammable materials and electrical wiring.
Can Swissair 111 be saved?
A fire likely caused by an electrical spark crept undetected along the insulation of Swissair Flight 111 four years ago, giving the pilots no chance to save the 229 people on board, investigators concluded Thursday.
What happened to Swissair?
Swissair and the SAirGroup were handed over to the liquidation firm of Jürg Hoss Liquidators and ceased operations on 31 March 2002. Crossair was renamed Swiss International Air Lines, or Swiss for short, and took over Swissair’s intercontinental routes on 1 April 2002, officially ending 71 years of Swissair Service.
What happened to the bodies of Swiss Air 111?
The remains were transported to the nearby Shearwater military base, where a temporary morgue and a reception center for relatives of the dead were being set up. Recovered wreckage also was being trucked from Peggy’s Cove to Shearwater, where it will be stored for investigators.
When was the Swiss Air crash?
September 2, 1998Swissair Flight 111 / Crash date
Why did Swiss air go out of business?
Swissair planes were grounded on October 2, 2001, after the company had been in business for 71 years. The downturn in the aviation market after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, proved the last straw for the heavily indebted Swissair, which folded the following year.
Does Lufthansa own Swissair?
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is The Airline of Switzerland, serving over 100 destinations worldwide from Zurich and Geneva. SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group, and is also a member of Star Alliance.
When did the plane go down at Peggy’s Cove?
September 2, 1998
On September 2, 1998 Swissair Flight 111 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Halifax Stanfield International Airport at the entrance to St. Margaret’s Bay. All 229 people on board perished.
Where is the Swiss Air Memorial?
A monument in memory of the people who lost their lives can be found at the Swissair Memorial Site in Bayswater along Nova Scotia’s South Shore.