Friday, June 11, 2010

FLIGHT 621 ::: 40 th Anniversary ::: BRAMPTON'S LARGEST AIR DISASTER


July 5, 2010 marks the 40th.

LYNDA FISHMAN, nee Weinburg, has emerged with the first book about Flight 621. Lynda lost her mother and two sisters on the ill-fated flight.

REPAIRING RAINBOWS is Lynda's personal account of the devastating effect Toronto's largest air disaster had, both on her, and her father.

You can get it here:

Well, people ask, what is a DC-8?

Was it a big airplane?

How does it compare in size to a Jumbo…that's an airplane I know?

The Concorde is no longer flying…are any DC-8s still flying?

So many recurring questions…

My pictorial graphic answers MOST of these questions through exact 1/200 Air Canada replicas of a DC-8-63 (the exact type of DC-8 that crashed) and a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet.

The JUMBO JET is the airplane that is the bulkier one in the pic, and the one with the hump. The DC-8 Stretch (there were many un-stretched versions) is the skinner one seen in the foreground).

As you can see the DC-8, or Stretch 8 (in air lingo slang), is a very big aircraft.

And on July 5, 1970, CF-TIW, tail number 878, with the exact livery seen in this photo, crashed nose first, left wing high in Castlemore, Ontario, 40 years ago.

All lives lost.

(ABX still flies a former Air Canada Stretch 8 into Toronto. A 71 version of the DC-8. The DC-8-71 is a modified 63 model having, larger, quieter, more fuel-efficient engines.

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