Airplane Crash - Sault-Aux-Cochons, Pq, Canada 09/09/1949

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Sault-aux-Cochons, PQ, Canada


Date09/09/1949
Time10:45
LocationSault-aux-Cochons, PQ, Canada
OperatorCanadian PacifiAir Lines
RouteMontreal - Comeau Bay
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationCF-CUA
Cn/In4518
Aboard23
Fatalities23
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft disintegrated in flight 40 miles outside of Quebec. Detonation of a dynamite bomb in the forward baggage compartment. Planted by Albert Guay, a jeweler, in a plot to kill his wife who was a passenger on the plane. Guay, who assembled the bomb, had his accomplice, Marguerite Pitre, air express the bomb on the aircraft. Ms. Pitre's brother, a clockmaker, helped make the timing mechanism. The insurance policy was for 10,000 dollars. All three were hanged for their crimes.

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