Date: September 09, 1949
Time: 10:45
Location: Sault-aux-Cochons, PQ, Canada
Operator: Canadian Pacific Air Lines
Flight #: ?
Route: Montreal - Comeau Bay
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: CF-CUA
cn / ln: 4518
Aboard: 23   (passengers:19  crew:4)
Fatalities: 23   (passengers:19  crew:4)
Ground: 0
Summary: The 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 $15,000. All three were hanged for their crimes.

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