The tragic crash of Swissair Flight 111 in 1997 was one of the worst air disasters in history that happened off the coast of Nova Scotia, the province in which I live. I invite you to do an internet search if you wish to read the entire story.
This was built for a model club contest with Halifax Nova Scotia as the topic of the club contest theme and I chose this subject as the entry for that contest as it was pretty close to home. The aircraft was diverted to Halifax just before it crashed due to a cabin fire.
The kit I used was a 1/200th scale MD-11 (A variant of the infamous DC-10) kit that I decided to light up fully to represent the aircraft just before the crash took place on that fateful night.
I used a series of LEDs strategically placed to represent all the navigation lights as well as the cabin and cockpit lights to illustrate what the airliner would have looked like just before the accident happened.
The photos below should pretty much speak for themselves. But some commentary is added anyway.
The following photos show the model as depicted in the real aircraft’s final hours of flight on what could have been a moonlit night.
Yet. Another great work Jim. I was lucky enough the visit the memorial with my daughter on a eastern Canada road trip in 2010. Tragic.