The Switzerland flight departed Geneva at about 6:40 a.m. EDT. Between 80 and 90 bereaved family members who lost relatives on the doomed Swissair plane were on the flight. They're expected to arrive in Nova Scotia at 1 p.m. EDT.
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Many of the grieving family members were dressed in black. The rest of the 127 people on board were Swissair assistance staff and technical experts.
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These U.N. employees include people who worked for the welfare of children, the care of refugees, a cure for AIDS, and the protection of the world's intellectual property.
The victims came from around the country and the world. There were 132 Americans on boardfive less than was originally thought.
A small family from Baton Rouge, La., was lost: Karen and Denis Maillet, and their 14-month-old son. They were excited about going home to visit her parents, who had never seen the child. They were looking very much forward to bringing the boy home to visit his grandparents in France.
Equally shaken was a Swiss tennis player. He decided to skip Swissair Flight 111 and stay in New York after losing his match at the U.S. Open.
At this point, 60 bodies have been identified. Depending on the weather, more will probably be found throughout the day Friday.