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1998, September 2: Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia, after taking off from New York City en route to Geneva. All 229 people on board are killed.

Memorial to Swissair Flight 111 which crashed approximately five miles offshore of Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia on September 2, 1998 with loss of 229 people. Local fisherman were heavily involved in recovery efforts. ~~ 7/23/2001


The Swiss Air Disaster memorial at Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia - to commemorate the victims of the Swissair Flight 111 aircraft crash into St. Margarets Bay on September 2, 1998 - 229 perished


1998 ♦ September 2 – Swissair Flight 111, a McDonnell Douglas MD-11, crashes into the sea near Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada, because of an onboard fire. All 229 people on board perish.