The Canadian Press

2003-03-27 | Swissair Report

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Investigators determined electrical arcing was the most likely cause of a catastrophic fire that brought down Swissalr Flight 111. The plane crashed off Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia in 1998, killing all 229 on board. Vic Gerden, Chief Investigator with the Transportation Safety Board, said the fire started in the cockpit ceiling. Gerden said the fire spread rapidly through insulation and other flammable materials, knocking out all the plane's critical systems.

Date: 2003-03-27
Placeline: HALIFAX, Nova Scotia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 10 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << our analysis indicates that the fire started in a hidden area above the cockpit ceiling on the right hand side near the rear wall of the cockpit >>