The Canadian PressNovember 30, 2013 06:46
STE-THERESE-DE-BLAINVILLE, Que. - These days, it's nothing more than a quiet, snow-lined residential corner of this suburb north of Montreal.
But 50 years ago, long before the subdivision was built, it was the site of one of Canada's worst air disasters.
All 118 people on board, including 111 passengers and seven crew, died when a Trans-Canada Air Lines flight crashed into a muddy field.
Witnesses reported seeing the plane, which was headed for Toronto, catch fire and explode shortly after takeoff from Montreal's Dorval airport.