Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - July 11, 1991

This page is dedicated to the memory of our friends
and co-workers who died aboard MXQ,
As well as the 247 other people who died that day.
There were no survivors.

Photo taken by Zulal Cartmell

Back L-R:
Kay Smith (Service Director), Deb Salej, Susan Edwards (not on Flight 2120), Dolores Colacci
Front L-R: 
Carol Prott, Munir Velgi (Purser), Louisa Mangoff, and Gaynor Bryson

Flight Attendants not pictured above: Caroline LeClerc, Zulal Cartmell
Flight Crew not pictured above: William Alan, Kent Davidge, Victor Fehr

Other employees not pictured aboveAldo Tettamanti (Project Manager), Jean-Paul Phillipe (Lead Mechanic)

If anyone has photos of employees not pictured , I'd be happy to include them here. Please contact me.

Photos taken by Zulal Cartmell and graciously
sent for use here by her sister Gusha.

   Flight Attendant: 
Caroline LeClerc
       Photo of Caroline LeClerc
       courtesy of Serge Bernier
Flight Engineer: 
Victor Fehr
Photo of Victor Fehr
courtesy of Robert Fehr
Project Manager: 
Aldo Tettamanti
Photo of Aldo Tettamanti
 courtesy of Renzo Tettamanti

Nationair Canada Toronto Memorial 

The Nationair Memorial is located at the GTAA offices at 3111 Convair Drive in Mississauga, close to the Toronto Pearson Airport.

The tree and plaque can be found on the right-hand side of the walkway leading to the front door of the building.

The memorial honours the Nationair Canada crew members and Nigerian pilgrims who died on July 11, 1991 when their DC8 crashed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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  1. Rip. Too bad due to negligence in filling nitrogen and retracting gears that resulted in expansion of fire. Aviation is deadly of even minor mistakes. Rip crew n pilgrims.

  2. Just watching a tv show on Discovery Channel about the crash, how horrible, right now they are talking about two colours of ink on the logs of the tire pressures .. may they all RIP

  3. Just watching a tv show on Discovery Channel about the crash, how horrible, right now they are talking about two colours of ink on the logs of the tire pressures .. may they all RIP

  4. Horrible, just horrible! But because of this and other disasters I believe there is a heaven because no live would not make sense!
    Yes I believe they are in heaven!

  5. All of these many years later, those who worked with you and loved you still remember..... you are still in our hearts
    Natalie Huc
    Former flight attendant, Nationair

  6. Watching Mayday my heart goes out to all the family and friends of the lovely ppl who were on board this flight. I am so very sorry this happened. I cant help but have tears for all of you. God bless and may they all RIP.

  7. Hard to believe that 26 years ago today, I lost my best friend Kay Smith on MXQ. Rest in eternal peace sweet Kay with the rest of our Nationair colleagues. Still miss you too much. Allan

  8. I just heard about this story. I’m so sorry the lives of your friends and colleagues were cut short by this horrible accident. I do know how you feel however because my dad was a passenger on flight 103. Time may heal but the empty space remains. My prayers are with you.

  9. Kay, another year has passed and you are as missed today as you were on that fateful day. Rest in eternal peace with your crew and passengers. Allan

    1. Hi Allan, you may not remember me, we flew together at Odyssey and I went to Mationair as well with Kay. I was Christine Davies back then, and Kay was such a dear friend to me that year we were working at Nationair. I still think of her all these years later as well. Where did you end up afterwards? I left nationair right after the crash and moved out west. Hope all is well with you, I remember many laughs flying with you and kay.