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A Tribute To The Victims Of Swissair 111  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11520 times:

Hi fellow A.netters,

I am currently writing on the night of the 2nd to 3rd of September more or less the time 8 years after the SR111 crash occured not far from Peggy's Cove in Canada .
I knew personally one of the people on board. After having read the crash report, I found it even more terrible hoe the passengers must have suffered before the crash. This is a tribute for all the 229 victims of SR 111 crash that went from JFK to GVA.
May you always be remebered and may god bless you all.
God bless you Isabelle !
R.I.P

Braulio Mora


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User currently offlineBizjetslover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11510 times:

Well, we've noticed this today while spotting... These 8 years have passed so fast, unbelievable!

Mike


User currently offlineSwissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 11477 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
Hi fellow A.netters,

I am currently writing on the night of the 2nd to 3rd of September more or less the time 8 years after the SR111 crash occured not far from Peggy's Cove in Canada .
I knew personally one of the people on board. After having read the crash report, I found it even more terrible hoe the passengers must have suffered before the crash. This is a tribute for all the 229 victims of SR 111 crash that went from JFK to GVA.
May you always be remebered and may god bless you all.
God bless you Isabelle !
R.I.P

I second that...... have known Mr. Zimmermann, I can not believe it is already
8 years........

Rest in Peace 229  candle 


User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3303 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 11421 times:
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I cannot believe it has been that long already. I remember that day like it was yesterday. I've written this in like 20 threads, so if any of you have heard this already, just skip my post.

I was on GVA-JFK that day (SR110, HB-IWF) and we landed at JFK in the mid-afternoon. We went home, and I turned on the television to watch a baseball game. Halfway through the game, at around 10:30 or 11:00, the interrupted the broadcast to tell us the preliminary details of the accident. I was shocked. I'd been on the doomed aircraft just a few hours before. I was so close to that happening to me, and that has haunted me ever since.

TIS



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User currently offlineLuxair From Suriname, joined Jan 2001, 851 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11365 times:

OMG ANITIX87!!! I can imagine what a shock that must be to know that the aircraft u just came in crashed a couple of hrs later!!! Anyway hope they RIP still today I feel very sad for the people involved!

Marc



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User currently offlineN200WN From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 784 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 11315 times:

I think it was last Thanksgiving...I was helping the Ops Agent board a Southwest flight from SAT to BWI. We were delayed due to some kind of problem, maybe weather.

I boarded a really sweat lady in a wheelchair and her husband and we got talking. She told me that she had four sons and that she lost her youngest on Flight 111. She said his name was Patrick and he was her baby. The last name on her boarding pass was Bell. Her son was on his fourth trip to CH but I forget the nature of his work. Something new that he was doing and was real excited about.

She had tears in her eyes as we talked and she held my hand. She said she had no problem waiting for however long the flight was delayed to be sure it was safe to go. A real sweet lady.

When I got home that night I found Patrick Bell's name on the passenger list of Flight 111.

I pray that all of the families affected have found peace.


User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 6, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 11194 times:

Apparently Tennis player Marc Rosset was supposed to catch that flight but missed it. I don't know if that was just to draw attention or if things were really like that. If so was the case imagine how shocking that must be.


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8671 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 11182 times:

I was shocked that day too. May they RIP.

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 3):
I was on GVA-JFK that day (SR110, HB-IWF) and we landed at JFK in the mid-afternoon. We went home, and I turned on the television to watch a baseball game. Halfway through the game, at around 10:30 or 11:00, the interrupted the broadcast to tell us the preliminary details of the accident. I was shocked. I'd been on the doomed aircraft just a few hours before. I was so close to that happening to me, and that has haunted me ever since.

It would haunt me too.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2238 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 11036 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 3):
I was on GVA-JFK that day (SR110, HB-IWF) and we landed at JFK in the mid-afternoon. We went home, and I turned on the television to watch a baseball game. Halfway through the game, at around 10:30 or 11:00, the interrupted the broadcast to tell us the preliminary details of the accident. I was shocked. I'd been on the doomed aircraft just a few hours before. I was so close to that happening to me, and that has haunted me ever since.

You are very, very lucky and I'm really happy for you!

A young Serbian girl from Belgrade was on the doomed SR111 and perished on that sad night.



Kafa, čaj, šraf?
User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 11015 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 6):
Apparently Tennis player Marc Rosset was supposed to catch that flight but missed it. I don't know if that was just to draw attention or if things were really like that. If so was the case imagine how shocking that must be.

Well, tennis players do fly a lot and it is very possible. Have in mind that US Open was held at that time and he probably lost matches and tried to catch an early connection home.

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 8):
A young Serbian girl from Belgrade was on the doomed SR111 and perished on that sad night.

Yes, I remember this. She was an expert working for the UN, if I remember correctly.



R-E-S-P-E-C-T
User currently offlineSwissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 10957 times:

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 9):
Well, tennis players do fly a lot and it is very possible. Have in mind that US Open was held at that time and he probably lost matches and tried to catch an early connection home.

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That is correct, also ever considered SR110............. quite freaky, even after
8 years I still have a hard time with that disaster


User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 11, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 10911 times:

Speaking of Marc Rosset, he lost in first round then:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Rosset



R-E-S-P-E-C-T
User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 10835 times:

I feel so sad for what happened to SR111. I watched its documentary in the Discovery Channel and it leaved me in tears afterwards.  crying 

User currently offlineUsair320 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 10813 times:

This is very sad and my heart goes out to all those lost on that tragic evening.

User currently offlineIdlewild From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 10453 times:
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If you haven't seen the memorial plaque in Peggy's Cove I have uploaded some pictures I took of it last year. I happened upon it by accident. I took a road trip from Brooklyn, NY up to Cape Breton, NS and stopped by Peggy's Cove to catch the scenery. I obviously discovered that this is where Swissair Flight 111 crashed. The memorial is quite exquisite. It recognizes the tragedy of death while surrounding you in serene and breath taking scenery.


[Edited 2006-09-03 20:40:53]

User currently offlineRolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1807 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 10052 times:

God bless them.
I'm curious as to who Isabelle is and how you felt about her.



rolf
User currently offlineMalmoaviation From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 385 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9934 times:

Never forget.

Forever remember.


User currently offlineThebry From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9833 times:
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Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
. After having read the crash report, I found it even more terrible hoe the passengers must have suffered before the crash.

Where can I find this?


User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 18, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 9677 times:

Quoting Thebry (Reply 17):
Where can I find this?

My Girlfriend's father is adoctor who had during a few years been in charge of doing independent medical checkups for military pand civilian pilots. Hence he has access to the reports of the Swiss Federal air department. These go from any emergency landing that had to occur to a crash passing by technical problems.

Regards
BM



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User currently offlineThebry From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 9362 times:
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Quoting RootsAir (Reply 18):
Quoting Thebry (Reply 17):Where can I find this?
My Girlfriend's father is adoctor who had during a few years been in charge of doing independent medical checkups for military pand civilian pilots. Hence he has access to the reports of the Swiss Federal air department. These go from any emergency landing that had to occur to a crash passing by technical problems.

I was asking more out of curiosity -- I remember the crash, but can't recall what the circumstances were. Thought there might be a link someplace explaining it. I'll just resort to Google. Thanks.


User currently offlineThebry From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 9269 times:
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This site answered my questions... good site:

www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/swissair/swissair_flash.html


User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 9247 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 3):
I was on GVA-JFK that day (SR110, HB-IWF) and we landed at JFK in the mid-afternoon. We went home, and I turned on the television to watch a baseball game. Halfway through the game, at around 10:30 or 11:00, the interrupted the broadcast to tell us the preliminary details of the accident. I was shocked. I'd been on the doomed aircraft just a few hours before. I was so close to that happening to me, and that has haunted me ever since.

TIS

Pretty amazing story, you are a very lucky man.


I second all prayers and thoughts that have gone out in this thread already, 8 years have passed but to some it feels like yesterday. God bless you all.


User currently offlineSonicboom From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8972 times:

My thoughts and prayers go along with all others. Thanks for the above link. The information is very tastefully and thoughtfully presented.

User currently offlineQantas777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 484 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8923 times:

A nice girl from my high school in Philadelphia died on 111. She was a very bright woman and was on her way to some gifted high school program in Geneva. She had such a wonderful future to look forward to.

My thoughts are with Tara.

--Patrick


User currently offlineLevg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8900 times:

These last words from SR 111 ATC communications are chilling:

SWR111 1:24:45.1 Swissair one eleven heavy is declaring emergency
1:24:46.4 [Second voice overlap] (Roger) we are between uh twelve and five thousand feet we are declaring emergency now at ah time ah zero one two four. [Possible intercom sound toward the end of the transmission.]
HZ 1:24:56.0 Roger.
SWR111 1:24:56.5 Eleven heavy we starting dump now we have to land immediate.
HZ 1:25:00.7 Swissair one eleven just a couple of miles I'll be right with you.
SWR111 1:25:04.1 Roger. [Sound - Probable Autopilot disconnect warbler]
SWR111 1:25:05.4 And we are declaring emergency now Swissair one eleven.


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25 Swissy : Go to tsb.gc.ca, very detailed and good report which should answer most of the questions.................. if you have the time to read it all.......
26 HKGKaiTak : I too visited the SR111 memorial whilst I was in Nova Scotia in late 2003, not long after the 5 year anniversary of the accident - the memorial was ve
27 MEA-707 : The dramatized documentairy about Swissair 111 which is regularly broadcasted by National Geographic suggests that the cabin wasn't aware of the prob
28 CV990 : Hi! I will never forget that day! I was just recovering from a tour around USA with my wife and two young kids ( at that time ), we started on the 31s
29 Post contains images AutoThrust : Every Crash is sad, but the Swissair Crash was more emotional for me because at that time i only have flown Swissair my whole life. Also it was the be
30 Post contains links DeC : Summary of the crash's details http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19980902-0
31 DeC : " target=_blank>www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/swissair/s....html Excellent link! thanks a lot
32 LTBEWR : I remember this accident well. This must have been a horrible situation for those on board, with a fire leading to this flight's end. I had just flown
33 Post contains images Swissy : If you read the TSB report it will give you that conclusion....... however it seams in the cockpit was shear terror.......... Could not agree more
34 Semsem : ANITTIX87 I believe that the GVA to JFK flight does not return to Geneva. It operates to Zurich and the Zurich to JFK aircraft is used for JFK to GVA.
35 DALelite : yes this was shocking news then. couldn't believe that this was happening to SR. well I know that those people RIP, but its the way they had to leave
36 Post contains images Bmacleod : I remember one of the victim's family wanted to sue Boeing. For what? Boeing had nothing to do with the MD-11's design; not to mention that the IFE sy
37 Saab2000 : I was working at ZRH at the time and remember well. It was a bad day at work. I hope that much was learned from that accident to prevent a similar one
38 Post contains links PipoA380 : Hey guys Actually they are all available on the Internet Braulio! Here! In english: http://www.bfu.admin.ch/common/pdf/1762_en (351 pages, 32Mb) And i
39 Swissy : I know the tsbc report is quite big but it will answer probably 95% of all the questions like the IFE was a part of the whole disaster, IIRC Boeing o
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