News in Review Bomb on Board: The Mystery of CP Flight 21 New

News in Review Bomb on Board: The Mystery of CP Flight 21 New

The mysterious crash of CP Flight 21 five decades ago remains one of the largest unsolved mass murders in Canadian history. The commercial flight took off from Vancouver, bound for Whitehorse on July 8, 1965, when it exploded in mid-air over the B.C interior. All 52 people on board were killed. Weather was ruled out as a factor. The investigation quickly determined it was a criminal act and that a bomb had been planted in the airplane's rear lavatory. The RCMP identified four persons of interest, but were never able to determine who was responsible. As a result, no charges were ever laid and the case was closed. In 2018, CBC News journalists began their own investigation, combing through evidence and interviewing dozens of people connected to the crash. Specialists in various fields were brought in to review the evidence. Here is what we learned.

  • 2019
  • 00:18:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/05/2019
We’re sorry! Access to platform content is limited to Curio.ca subscribers. To verify if your school or institution is currently subscribed to Curio.ca, please see the Curio.ca Subscribers page.

Teacher Guide(s)

  • NIR-19-02 - PDF - Bomb on Board: The Mystery of CP Flight 21

    NIR-19-02 - PDF - Bomb on Board: The Mystery of CP Flight 21

  • NIR-19-02 - PPT - Bomb on Board: The Mystery of CP Flight 21

    NIR-19-02 - PPT - Bomb on Board: The Mystery of CP Flight 21

Can be found in