About Uncover: Bomb On Board

A bomb exploded on a B.C. passenger plane in 1965 killing 52 people aboard, and yet no one has ever been held responsible. Uncover: Bomb On Board is an investigative podcast series from CBC Podcasts and The National.

Exploding mid-air on July 8, 1965, Canadian Pacific Flight 21 plummeted into the woods in the B.C. Interior, killing all 52 people aboard. While police determined a bomb brought down the passenger plane — and four suspects were at the top of the list — no charges were laid.

In a CBC Podcasts co-production with The National, hosts Ian Hanomansing and Johanna Wagstaffe investigate one of the largest unsolved murders on Canadian soil.

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Meet the team

Ian Hanomansing, Co-host and Producer

Ian Hanomansing co-hosts The National, CBC's nightly news program. An award-winning journalist, Ian previously reported national content out of Vancouver. He has hosted a wide range of ​programs including CBC News Network​ with Ian Hanomansing (2012-2017) which won a Canadian Journalism Award in 2014 and shared a Canadian Screen Award in 2015, both for breaking news coverage.​ Ian has won a Gemini and a Canadian Screen Award for Best National Anchor.


Johanna Wagstaffe, Co-host and Producer

Johanna Wagstaffe is an on-camera meteorologist and science reporter for the CBC.  She has hosted two award-winning CBC podcasts: Fault Lines and 2050: Degrees of Change. Wagstaffe enjoys got her pilot's license when she was 17 years old and still flies with her father in a 1943 Aeronca on the weekends.


Mieke Anderson, Audio Producer

Mieke Anderson is a journalist and audio producer. She helped launch the Uncover series with Escaping NXIVM and won a 2018 Third Coast/RHDF Award for Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo. Her sound design has been featured at NAISA's Deep Wireless Festival, the Radio Without Boundaries Conference and The 8 Fest.


Polly Leger, Producer

Polly Leger is an award-winning podcast maker and journalist based in Vancouver, with roots on the East Coast of Canada. She produced the CBC science podcast, 2050: Degrees of Change, hosted by Johanna Wagstaffe. It won the 2018 Jack Webster award for Science, Technology, Health & Environment for its reporting on climate change. When she's not thinking about sound, she's probably thinking about her garden.


Ilina Ghosh, Producer

I​​lina Ghosh is an associate producer and multi-platform journalist. A recipient of the CBC News Joan Donaldson Scholarship, she comes to CBC Podcasts after varied experience with CBC Radio, CBC News and the Globe and Mail.



Mitchell Stuart, Sound Mixing

Mitchell Stuart is a radio producer and mixing engineer. He has won a New York Festivals Award for his work on q's Gord Downie tribute.


Sarah Claydon, Digital Producer

Sarah Claydon is a multimedia documentary storyteller. Since 2015 she has been working as a digital producer for CBC Radio. She is a winner of 2018's Spokes Gives Back Award, which recognizes emerging artists in Toronto, and is the 2018 Gold Medal Recipient for Ryerson's Faculty of Communication and Design.


Tiffany Foxcroft, Producer

Tiffany Foxcroft is an award-winning investigative journalist and producer with The National. A number of her investigations have led to provincial and national policy change.


Special thanks: 

Additional sound design from Tom Howell 
Video assistance from Richard Grundy, Alistair Brown and Jacy Schindel 
Translation from Elisabeth Lokke Owre

Corporal Madonna Saunderson at BC RCMP 
The South Cariboo Visitor Centre
Pilot Dave Qualley
Ruth Peterson and Carmen Lott Kimm 
All of the experts who helped with fact-checking this series, and all the people who took the time to share their stories with us.

We received Archival assistance from:

Adele Torrance, at Canada's museums of science and innovation
Benjamin Dunn at RCMP Archives
Rebecca Murray, Library and Archives Canada 

Music from: