|Crash site||Near Toronto airport, Canada|
|Aircraft||Douglas DC-8 – CF-TIW|
|Route||Montreal – Toronto – Los Angeles|
|Crew||9 – 0 survivors|
|Passengers||100 – 0 survivors|
The plane departed from Montreal/Dorval airport at 07:17. When the plane was 8 miles from Toronto airport at 08:02 the crew started the landing procedure. The attempt to land failed and the pilots tried to abort the landing, but one of the engines struck the runway and fell off along with other pieces from the wing. A go-around was initiated. The plane proceeded to climb out normally, but about 2½ minutes after the initial touchdown an explosion occurred in the right wing which was followed by two more explosions causing large parts of the wing to fall off and also one engine was ripped off and fell to the ground. The airplane then went into a violent manoeuvre, lost height rapidly and at 08.09 it crashed north of the airport.
Onboard the plane was mail from a wide range of countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. Of the 500 kilos of mail around 272 kilos was recovered and received an explanatory handstamp. More than one handstamp was produced as they can be found in different sizes.
Examples of mail