U.N. shuttle


Entry: A term widely used by the United Nations headquarters and its European centre as the ill-fated U.S.-bound jetliner Swissair Flight 111 with 215 passengers and 14 crew members that mysteriously caught fire and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada on 2 September 1998, so named because it is widely used by U.N. officials and diplomats travelling between two cities. The non-stop flight often carried business executives, scientists, and researchers.