The pain is still sharp for the families of the 109 victims, 73 Quebec, who have seen their lives being upset it was 50 years to the day, in the crash of an Air Canada flight in Ontario.
“I have missed all my life, evidenced by Lynda Weinberg Fisherman who has lost his two sisters and his mother during the tragedy. My life has terribly changed, of course. My father was destroyed, it was never delivered. “
On July 5, 1970, 100 passengers and nine crew members were on board the flight 621 Air Canada who had to travel to Los Angeles.
Debris from the plane littered the field.
Gold, 52 minutes after take-off from Montreal, the device DC-8 has rather ended his road in a field in Brampton, Ontario, killing all 109 passengers, after a driving error.
Fifty years later, the City of Brampton has decided to organize a ceremony, which will take place finally online today, in memory of the dead of this tragedy is almost forgotten in Quebec.
Lynda Weinberg Fisherman
Close to the victims
For tens of years, it is in the silence that relatives have unfortunately been through their grief, without the support of the airline.
Among the passengers, there was the Montreal Rita Weinberg, 39 years old, who had planned months for this trip to California for his family.
“My mother was the president of a charity organization for children with trisomy 21. She did a lot of volunteer work. It gave her time to people in need, ” remembers his daughter, who became a therapist to help her turn.
A few months before Rita, Carla, and Wendy (from left to right) are caught up in the tragedy, they were posing at a wedding with the rest of their family, including Lynda and Saul Weinberg.
The mom with the big heart was accompanied by her two youngest, Carla, 11 years old, and Wendy, 8 years old. Lynda, who was 13 at the time, was already at the destination with his grandparents.
His sisters perish
“Carla was really smart. She always said that she was going to become a doctor. She was brilliant in school, she loved to read. […] Wendy, she loved to play the piano, sing and dance. It was very entertaining, ” recalls she.
A half-century later, Ms. Weinberg is grateful to see the constant effort of the City of Brampton to ensure that victims are not forgotten.
Thanks to it, 109 stones now stand on the site of the crash. This year, first responders are called, have been invited to witness, to share the suffering that they may carry them also for the last 50 years.
The place where the plane went into a dive before it hit the ground.
“When you lose someone, you lose them forever. We lose all of our life, through every celebration, every beautiful event. Everything is bitter-sweet, shows-t-it. A tragedy, it doesn’t just happen, and then it is finished. It is an existence full to live a different life. “