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Families of Montreal plane crash victims visit the site on the 50th anniversary Add to ...

Families who lost loved ones in the crash of a Trans-Canada Air Lines flight 50 years ago visited the site of the tragedy today.

It’s been described as one of Canada’s worst air disasters – killing 118 people in all.

On November 29th, 1963, Flight 831 caught fire and then exploded shortly after takeoff from Montreal’s Dorval Airport.

The plane crashed in a field in the community of Ste-Therese-de-Blainville.

About 350 relatives of the victims came together on Friday to mark the 50th anniversary with a memorial service.

Today, they visited a local museum where there’s an exhibit on the crash and a memorial plaque marking near the site of the accident.

A Transport Canada investigation couldn’t determine an exact cause because the DC-8 jet had disintegrated.

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