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List of top 10 deadliest plane crashes in Canada

07/04/2013 02:04 EDT | Updated 09/03/2013 05:12 EDT
TORONTO - A memorial garden is to be dedicated on July 7, 2013, at the site of the crash of Air Canada Flight 621. Here's a list of the 10 deadliest aviation disasters in Canada:

Dec. 12, 1985: Arrow Air Flight 1285 DC-8 crashes near Gander, N.L., killing all 256 aboard.

Sept. 2, 1998: Swissair Flight 111 MD-11 crashes off Nova Scotia, killing all 229 aboard.

Nov. 29, 1963: Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 831 DC-8 crashes near Ste-Therese-de-Blainville, Que., killing all 118 aboard.

July 5, 1970: Air Canada Flight 621 DC-8 crashes near Toronto, killing all 109 aboard.

Aug. 11, 1957: Maritime Central Airways DC-4 crashes near Issoudun, Que., killing all 79 aboard.

Dec. 9, 1956: Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 810 Canadair North Star crashes near Chilliwack, B.C., killing all 62 aboard.

July 8, 1965: Canadian Pacific Airlines Flight 21 DC-6 crashes near 100 Mile House, B.C., killing all 52 aboard.

Jan. 26, 1950: U.S. Air Force DC-4 crashes near Snag, Yukon, killing all 44 aboard.

Feb. 11, 1978: Pacific Western Airlines Flight 314 Boeing 737 crashes near Cranbook, B.C., killing four crew and 38 passengers.

April 8, 1954: Trans-Canada Airlines Canadair C-4 collides with RCAF Harvard over Moose Jaw, Sask., killing all 35 aboard and one on the ground.