Cal added: "That notice concerned Chris Charland's long-time effort to have a plaque installed at Goose to memorialize the crew on that crash. In the end, it did not come about... He still wants to see it happen. Chris was a 12-year old boy scout returning from a hike when he saw the crash."
Here's what Chris had to say about it:
The ceremony was supposed to held in November, but we had a pair of terrorist attacks here in Canada that put everything on hold. The ops tempo accelerated and Defcon went up a notch. My plan now, is to have the ceremony in June of this year. That gives plenty of lead time for some of the dignitaries that said they would have attended with a bit more notice.
I have talked to a female cousin of the children of Guy (Vassalotti, AC of the 1st ATS crew lost in the crash) and hope to talk to them sometime in the near future.
Take care and look forward to hearing from you all.
June 1991 – May 2003
Later, he added:
I designed the plaque which is 8 1/8 by 12 inches and made of brass. It is already mounted as part of the memorial at the museum at Goose Bay. I am not going to change the dedication date.
A bit of trivia for you all. 2014 was the 50th anniversary of the crash. It is also the last four digits of the aircraft’s serial number.
Maybe I’m crazy, but I feel like I have a special bond with the fallen airmen and their families.
And here's Chris' first hand account of the crash: