Stan Rogers

Date: June 02, 1983
Location: Cincinnati International Airport,
Aircraft: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Airline: Air Canada
Flight No: 797
Fatalities: 46 : 23

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.