The crash of Swissair Flight 111 in 1998 remains one of the largest aviation accidents ever recorded. Two hundred and twenty nine people died, but there were many others whose lives changed forever: the friends and relatives of those killed, the dedicated volunteers and workers who helped with the search and investigation, the local residents who befriended the victims’ families and welcomed them into their homes.
Award-winning writer Stephen Kimber has collected their stories, starting with the seemingly innocent events leading up to the fatal crash on September 2, 1998, the search for survivors, and, failing that, the search for answers. Kimber successfully combines these accounts in a lively, heart-wrenching style to provide a human face to one of the worst tragedies in Canadian history. This new edition includes an afterword with updated information from the investigation.
Says the Ottawa Citizen: "Deftly recreates the events leading up to the crash, along with the aftermath, and puts a much-needed human face on the incident."