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SwissAir jet vanishes from radar near Nova Scotia
Unconfirmed reports of crash
September 2, 1998
Web posted at: 11:16 p.m. EDT (0316 GMT)
BLANDFORD, Nova Scotia (CNN) -- A SwissAir jet disappeared from radar screens Wednesday over the Atlantic Ocean near
Nova Scotia, and there were unconfirmed reports that it may
Lt. Cmdr. Mike Considine of the Canadian Navy said the MD-11
disappeared from radar about 10:18 p.m. (9:18 p.m. EDT/0118
GMT). A search-and-rescue operation has begun. Considine said
he could not yet confirm the plane's origin or destination.
The Canadian Press, quoting witnesses, said the plane, with
150 people on board, reportedly had crashed near the tiny
coastal hamlet of Blandford, about an hour's drive from
Halifax. It was unclear whether the plane may have gone down
over land or water.