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Disaster on Mount Slesse

The Story of Western Canada"s Worst Air Crash

by Betty O"Keefe

  • 201 Want to read
  • 15 Currently reading

Published by Caitlin Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Aircraft: general interest,
  • True Stories,
  • c 1945 to c 1960,
  • History - General History,
  • Transportation,
  • British Columbia,
  • Aviation - History,
  • Canada - Post-Confederation (1867-),
  • Cultural Region/Canadian,
  • History / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-),
  • History / General History,
  • Transportation/Aviation - History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8723852M
    ISBN 101894759214
    ISBN 109781894759212


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Disaster on Mount Slesse by Betty O"Keefe Download PDF EPUB FB2

Mount Slesse, a jagged 2,metre peak near Chilliwack BC known locally as "The Fang," lived up to its evil reputation on December 9,when Trans Canada Airlines Flight slammed into it, killing all 62 aboard/5(3). Disaster on Mount Slesse: The Story of Western Canada's Worst Air Crash.

Mount Slesse, a jagged 2,metre peak near Chilliwack BC known locally as "The Fang," lived up to its evil reputation on December 9,when Trans Canada Airlines Flight slammed into it, killing all 62 aboard/5.

A gripping account of Western Canada's worst aviation disaster. Mount Slesse, a jagged 2,metre peak near Chilliwack BC known locally as 'The Fang' lived up to.

Mount Slesse, a jagged 2,metre peak near Chilliwack BC known locally as "The Fang," lived up to its evil reputation on December 9,when Trans Canada Airlines Flight slammed into it, killing all 62 aboard.

Disaster on Mount Slesse The Story of Western Canada's Worst Air Crash Betty O'Keefe and Ian MacDonald. Mount Slesse, a jagged 2,metre peak near Chilliwack, BC, known locally as “The Fang,” lived up to its evil reputation on December 9,when Trans Canada Airlines Flight slammed into it, killing all sixty-two people aboard.

A gripping account of Western Canada's worst aviation disaster. Mount Slesse, a jagged 2,metre peak near Chilliwack BC known locally as 'The Fang' lived up to its evil reputation on December 9,when Trans Canada Airlines Flight slammed into it, killing all 62 aboard.

For five months nobody knew what happened. Flight had just disappeared into the night. Buy Disaster on Mount Slesse: The Story of Western Canada's Worst Air Crash by Betty O'Keefe, Ian MacDonald (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(5).

THE STRANGE LEGACY OF FLIGHT ’S CRASH ON MT. For months before the act was passed the Royal Canadian Mounted Police had guarded the approaches to the scene of disaster.

The sealingoff of Mount Slesse and its dead was the last olticial act in a drama that started at Vancouver's International Airport on the dreary afternoon of December 9 Author: FRED MCCLEMENT. In event anyone is interested, there is a book titled "It doesn't matter where you sit" authored by a Fred McClement.

It is a compilation of various air disasters published in One of the incidents is on the TCA flight crash. I read it some years ago and it mentions some details that are not covered in the "Disaster on Mount Slesse". Saturday Oct. 28 Our trip was to the Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) Northstar DC-4M2 Crash Debris Field on Mt Slesse.

Myself and 2 other Mt Slesse TCA DC4M2 Air Crash Debris Field - ClubTread Community. The plane crashed into Mount Slesse near Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, on 9 December after encountering severe icing and turbulence over the mountains.

All 62 people on board died, making it one of the worst airline crashes ever as of that date; it still ranks as the sixth worst air disaster in Canadian : 3. Mount Slesse, a jagged 2,metre peak near Chilliwack BC known locally as "The Fang," lived up to its evil reputation on December 9,when Trans Canada Airlines Flight slammed into it, killing all 62 aboard.

Disaster on Mount Slesse: The Story of Western Canada's Worst Air Crash › Customer reviews/5. Slesse Mountain, usually referred to as Mount Slesse, is a mountain just north of the US-Canada border, in the Cascade Mountains of British Columbia, near the town of Chilliwack.

It is notable for its large, steep local relief. For example, its west face drops over 1, m (6, ft) to Slesse Creek in less than 3 km (2 mi).

It is also famous for its huge Northeast Buttress; see the Location: British Columbia, Canada. Books online: Disaster on Mount Slesse: The Story of Western Canada's Worst Air Crash,Disaster on Mount Slesse, Betty O'Keefe Ian MacDonald - Shop Online for Books in Australia 0Brand: Harbour Publishing.

Buy Disaster on Mount Slesse by Betty O'Keefe, Ian Macdonald from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Pages:   At the controls of the Canadair North Star was Captain Jack Clarke, a Royal Air Force veteran who had survived 47 combat missions during the Second World War.

He was filling in for an ailing co-worker. The flight had stops in Calgary, Regina and Winnipeg where, after a Author: TOM HAWTHORN. Chilliwack, B.C. (CP) -- The victims of Canada's worst air disaster, for five months lost without a trace, seem destined for a mass burial service as unidentified human fragments.

A cairn will probably be erected near the site where 62 lives were lost Dec. 9 on craggy Mount Slesse in the Cascade range of southern British Columbia. Although Slesse isn’t that high (’), the bottom of it is pretty close to sea level.

It was at this time, when we looked down (way down) to the drainage that we had to descent into (and hopefully pick up some type of path back to our bike), we knew it was going to be a long day%(7). Mt Slesse lies at the end of Nesakwatch FSR which parallels Nesakwatch Creek.

In December ofa TransCanada airplane slammed into the mountain in bad weather. there is a memorial to the crew and passengers on the approach hike.

The wreckage and bodies were never recovered, and have long since been swallowed up by the Slesse Glacier. CFL history has been coming to life in TSN's Engraved On A Nation documentary series (full videos of the films and behind-the-scenes information available here), and the latest entry, "The Crash," did an excellent job of exploring the Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight crash that killed 62 people, including five Canadian football stars.

Earlier, I spoke with director Author: Andrew Bucholtz. But the flight ended abruptly when icing and turbulence caused the plane to crash into Mount Slesse near Cranbrook, BC.

The crash site was so remote that search teams were not able to reach it until the following spring. The wreckage of the aircraft was left on the mountainside as a memorial to the 62 people who died that day.

Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: O'Keefe, Betty, Disaster on Mount Slesse. Madeira Park, B.C.: Caitlin Press, © Slesse (engelsk Slesse Mountain eller Mount Slesse) er eit fjell like nord for grensa mellom Canada og USA i Kaskadefjella i British Columbia, nær byen er kjend for dei høge, bratte fjellsidene og vestsida har eit fall på over meter ned til Slesse Creek over ei lengd på berre 3 km.

Han er òg kjend for den nordaustlege knausen. Namnet tyder «hoggtann» på Fjellkjede: Skagit Range, Kaskadefjella. Disaster on Mount Slesse: The Story of Western Canada’s Worst Air Crash – Betty O’Keefe & Ian Macdonald, c Edenbank: The History of a Canadian Pioneer Farm – Oliver N. Wells, edited by Marie & Dick Weeden, c Floodland and Forest: Memories of the Chilliwack Valley – Imbert Orchard, c, Sound Heritage Series #   Book Reviews: 1) Disaster on Mount Slesse: The Story of Western Canada’s Worst Air Disaster, 2) Guardians of the Peaks: Mountain Rescue in the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains, 3) Don Forest: Quest for the Summits, 4) One Muddy Hand: Selected Poems of Earle Birney, 5) ers of the Canadian Rockies, 6) Climber, 7) Mountains of.

Disaster on Mount Slesse: The Story of Western Mount Slesse, a jagged 2,metre peak near Chilliwack BC known locally as The Fang, lived up to its evil reputation on December 9,when Trans Canada Airlines Flight slammed into it, killing all 62 : NOOK Book (Ebook).

No Dj. "Mount Slesse, a jagged 2, metre Very Good. No Dj."Mount Slesse, a jagged 2, metre peak near Chilliwack BC known locally as "The Fang, " lived up to its evil reputation on December 9,when Trans Canada Airlines Flight slammed into it, killing all 62 aboard.

For Immediate Release Posted: March 2, Chilliwack Library Hosts Talk About Disaster on Mount Slesse. Join Betty O’Keefe and Ian Macdonald, authors of the BC bestseller Disaster on Mount Slesse (Caitlin Press, $), for a gripping talk about western Canada’s worst aviation crash.

They will be appearing at The Chilliwack Public. Ian MacDonald. Ian MacDonald is a journalist in Vancouver. He has collaborated on ten popular history books with Betty O’Keefe including Share this page.

Caitlin books by Ian MacDonald. Disaster on Mount Slesse Funded by the Government of Canada. We acknowledge the financial support of the British Columbia Arts Council. of Mt. Slesse, spotted a two-foot piece of aluminum from an aircraft wing that proved to be from Flight On May 13th, the impact point was discovered on Mt.

Slesse’s third peak at the 7, foot level. Approximately ten to fifteen percent of the aircraft remained on the ledge where it struck.

Vivian Clarke (pictured at right), at the Mount Slesse crash site, as she re-quested, so she could join his father, Captain Jack Clarke. Disaster on Mount Slesse (Caitlin $) recalls how and why the wreckage wasn™t found until five months later. In the B.C. government declared the debris field a Heritage Wreck Site.

The route up the NE Buttress of Slesse Mountain (aka Mount Slesse). ft of stellar climbing. (This photo was taken from the Memorial Plaque on the east side of Slesse on a hike in ). See updated route overlays on trip report on the second half of this page. MAP. We have spent literally hours flying around Mount Slesse taking hundreds of photos, to capture the reality of this crash as well as the beauty of this amazing mountain landscape.

A well-illustrated book will be the end result, with considerably more detail, and it is hoped that this will dispel a good deal of the mystery behind this flight.

Photo of Mount Slesse near Cranbrook, B.C., into which a plane carrying four Roughriders -- Gordon Sturtridge, Mel Becket, Mario DeMarco and Ray Syrnyk -- crashed in of Mount Slesse (southeast of Chilliwack).

All 62 aboard died. At the time this was the worst air disaster in Canadian history. Among the dead were five well-known football players heading home from the CFL All-Star game in Vancouver.

The tragedy had two links to North Vancouver: One was the co-pilot, John Charles Terrence (“Terry”) Boon. While this is an incredible objective, an ambiance of dread hangs over Mount Slesse that has nothing to do with climbing.

The peak was the site of the worst air disaster in Western Canada's history. On December 9,Trans Canada Airlines Flight slammed into the mountain, killing all 62 aboard. Mount Slesse Middle School is a grade 6 through grade 8 school in School District #33, Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.

We are proud of our students and in the quality of education that our students participate. Not only concerned with academic matters, we also aim to educate our students culturally and physically and to instill in them.

On December 9th, 6 a TCA North Star CF-TFD crashed on Mount Slesse, near Chilliwack, BC becoming Canada's worst air disaster. There is a book of the event "Disaster on Mount Slesse" ISBN available in Chapters ca$   I'm declaring a couple of non-fiction books finished: The Voices of Nîmes, by Suzannah Lipscomb: it's very good, but it's due back at the library today and I can't renew it or speed-read it.

The Disaster on Mount Slesse, by Betty O'Keefe: the story is interesting (a plane crash!), but the telling is rather flat. Welcome to Mt. Slesse's Library Teacher - Librarian: Mrs. L. Woodruff. E-mail: [email protected] Check out our library Twitter account @MtSlesseLibrary (or click this link) Check out our library Instagram account @mtslesselibrary (or click this link) Fall Book Fair: October MSMS Library Catalog (Destiny).Northwest climbers have a backyard of rugged, imposing mountains, ranging from extinct volcanos, Rainier and Baker, to the great rock monoliths of Mount Index, Mount Baring, and the Pickets.

Half a mile north of the international border, in the Chilliwacks of British Columbia, rises the most impressive granite wall in the Northwest: the north to east upthrust of Mt. Slesse .