Mieke Anderson

Multimedia Storyteller


A plane blown from the sky. 52 victims. Four suspects. No charges.

Exploding mid-air on July 8, 1965, Canadian Pacific Flight 21 plummeted into the woods in the B.C. Interior, killing all aboard. While police determined a bomb brought down the passenger plane — and four suspects were named — no charges were ever laid. In this CBC Podcasts co-production with The National, we uncover one of the largest unsolved murders on Canadian soil.

Named a Best Podcast of 2018 and a Most Downloaded New Show of 2018 by Apple Canada. Winner of the 2019 RTDNA Network Award for Best Original / Enterprise Journalism.


Hosts: Ian Hanomansing and Johanna Wagstaffe

Produced by: Mieke Anderson, Polly Leger, Ilina Ghosh and Tiffany Foxcroft

Mixing by: Mieke Anderson and Mitchell Stuart

Digital/Video producers: Sarah Claydon and Evan Aagaard

Videographers: Rob Krbavac and Andy Hincenbergs