Remembering a massacre: Flight 21, 50 years later

Family and friends will gather in a small British Columbia town on Wednesday to remember one of the worst mass murders ever to occur on Canadian soil – a crime that remains unsolved 50 years later and one most Canadians have never heard of.

Canadian Pacific Flight 21 was en route from Vancouver to Whitehorse on July 8, 1965, when the pilot declared “mayday” over his radio. Minutes later, witnesses saw the plane plummet into the woods west of 100 Mile House, in the B.C. Interior.

All 52 people on board were killed, including six crew members and four children.


I have never heard of this.

  • Exile1981

    I never even heard of this till today.

    Here is a memorial photo page

    • Wow that’s a list of suspects!

      • Exile1981

        The fourth one would have been a murder by bomb rather than a suicide.

  • Brett_McS

    I’m surprised there hasn’t been an Air Crash Investigations (Mayday) episode on this incident. Perhaps too little information.

    • Exile1981

      It was a low power explosive. They think it was dynamite or a pipe bomb made with gunpowder.