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Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 29 November 2015
Date:Friday 9 September 1949
Time:ca 10:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Canadian Pacific Air Lines - CPAL
Registration: CF-CUA
C/n / msn: 4518
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sault-aux-Cochon, QC (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Quebec Airport, QC (YQB/CYQB), Canada
Destination airport:Baie Comeau Airport, QC (YBC/CYBC), Canada
Crashed following the explosion of a time bomb, placed in the no. 1 forward baggage hold.
It was found out that Albert Guay wanted to kill his wife in order to marry another woman (Marie-Ange Robitaille) and get his wife's life insurance policy (USD 10,000). An accomplice constructed a time bomb which was placed aboard DC-3 CF-CUA. Mrs Rita Morel Guay boarded the aircraft for a flight to Baie Comeau and was killed in the accident. Mr Guay and the accomplices all received the death penalty.



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Distance from Quebec Airport, QC to Baie Comeau Airport, QC as the crow flies is 350 km (219 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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