Sixty-two people die after Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 810 crashes onto the east side of 2,500-metre-high Mount Slesse near Chilliwack during bad weather.
The plane, a four-engine Canadair North Star, was headed back to Vancouver after losing power in two engines. Among the dead are five football players returning from the CFL All-Star Game and a mystery man named Kwan Songwho was rumoured to be carrying a small fortune in cash.
Nobody knew what happened to the plane until five months later when a mountaineer named Elfrida Pigou discovered the crash site. The rugged terrain made it too difficult to recover all the human remains. It wasn't until 1995 that the provincial government ordered a protective zone around the debris field and declared it a Heritage Wreck Site.