5 Midair Bombings on Planes. These planes all got blown up by bombs brought on board. That's why the Malaysia airline flight bombing or however you want to call that isn't it this list.
5. Canadian Pacific Airlines DC-3 – 1949
The DC-3 disintegrated in flight outside of Quebec killing all 23 aboard. A dynamite bomb was planted in the forward baggage compartment by Albert Guay, a jeweler, in a plot to kill his wife who was a passenger on the plane. Guay, who assembled the bomb, had his accomplice, Marguerite Pitre air express the bomb on the aircraft. Ms. Pitre's brother, a clockmaker, helped make the timing mechanism. The insurance policy was for 10,000 dollars. All three were hanged for their crimes.
4. United Airlines DC-6B – 1955
The aircraft crashed 11 minutes after taking off from Denver. John Graham had placed a dynamite bomb in his mother's luggage in the cargo hold in order to collect $37,500 in insurance. A delayed flight caused the bomb to detonate over flat land rather than the mountains as planned. Forty-four people were killed. Graham never showed any remorse for his actions and refused to file any appeals. He was executed for the crime on November 11, 1956.
3. National Airlines DC-6B – 1960
During the recovery, it was discovered that the remains of one passenger, Julian A. Frank, a lawyer from New York City, were missing from the accident site. His body was eventually found sixteen miles away. While autopsies of the crew and remaining passengers showed that all had died due to crash forces, Frank's autopsy showed that he had been fatally injured by a dynamite explosion originating either in his lap or immediately under his seat.
2. JAT flight 367 – 1972
The plane crashed after the detonation of a bomb in the forward cargo hold. 27 people died but a flight attendant, 22 year old Vesna Vulovic, fell 33,330 feet in the tail section and, although she broke both legs and was paralyzed from the waist down, survived. She was in a coma for 27 days and it took 16 months for her to recover.
1. Lockerbie disaster – 1988
Pan Am Flight 103 was a Pan Am transatlantic flight that was destroyed by a terrorist bomb on Wednesday, 21 December 1988, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew on board. Large sections of the aircraft crashed into Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 11 more people on the ground. Then Libian leader Muammar Gaddafi, later accepted responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing and paid compensation to the families of the victims, although he maintained never having given the order for the attack.