Premier Honours Memory of Swissair Victims

Premier's Office

September 1, 2008 12:30 PM

Tuesday, Sept. 2, will mark the 10th anniversary of the Swissair plane crash near Peggy's Cove. All 229 people on board, including three Canadians, were killed in the crash.

"It was a terrible tragedy and my thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families who lost loved ones," said Premier Rodney MacDonald. "Nova Scotians did everything they possibly could in their efforts to help in the recovery mission."

From fishermen to emergency workers, hundreds of Nova Scotians contributed to recovery efforts. Many also provided comfort to the grieving families of victims as they arrived in Halifax.

"It was a tremendous display of empathy and assistance by the people of Nova Scotia," said Premier MacDonald. "Ten years have come and gone since the crash, and but no one should forget the work done by so many people who helped in what was clearly a tragic time."

Two memorials to the victims were established by the province. One is at the Whalesback, near Peggy's Cove, the other is near Bayswater Beach Provincial Park where the remains of the victims are interred.


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     Tomorrow (September 2nd), will mark the 10th anniversary of

the Swissair plane crash near Peggy's Cove. All 229 people on

board, including three Canadians, were killed in the crash.

     Premier Rodney MacDonald says his thoughts and prayers

continue to be with the families who lost loved ones.

     Two memorials to the victims were established by the

province. One is at the Whalesback, near Peggy's Cove, the other

near Bayswater Beach Provincial Park where the remains of the

victims are interred.

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