Monday, October 4, 2010


Captain Norman Ramsay.

THERE YOU HAVE IT…the only known photograph of TRANS-CANADA-AIR-LINES L-1049 Super Constellation (call letters, CF-TGG, as seen in the RARE photo) that crashed in Brampton 56 years ago in 1954, at Norman's hands. Norm was attempting to land in Toronto!

No one was hurt, but there was a famous golfer on board the TCA flight. The Connie, however, burned to the ground!

Location of photo is approximate crash location.


Only 3 YEARS LATER, August 4, 1957…Norman, now working for another airline, flying another airplane, a DC-4 for Maritime Central Airways, authored the worst crash in Canadian history (at the time) that would leave 79 passengers and crew dead in a remote spot near Issoudun, Quebec.

Norm flew his airplane INTO an active cumulonimbus cloud, that included heavy rain and strong gusty winds. Most pilots fly around severe weather conditions.

I DID significant post-production work on this photo.

© 2010 Special Projects In Research, © 2010 Paul Cardin

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