- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: June 02, 1983
Time: 19:20
Location: Cincinnati International Airport, Covington/Hebron, Kentucky
Operator: Air Canada
Flight #: 797
Route: Dallas-Fort Worth - Toronto
AC Type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Registration: C-FTLU
cn / ln: 47196/278
Aboard: 46   (passengers:41  crew:5)
Fatalities: 23   (passengers:23  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane was on a flight from Houston to Toronto with an intermediate stop at Dallas - Fort Worth. An in-flight fire in the rear lavatory, of unknown origin, forced the plane to make an emergency landing at Cincinnati International Airport. Fatalities occurred from smoke inhalation and a flash fire that erupted when exit doors were opened. Underestimation of the fire severity and conflicting fire progress reports to the captain delayed a quicker emergency landing. Canadian folk singer Stan Rogers, 33, killed. He was going home after attending the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. He died in the fire while helping other passengers to safety.
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