Relatives of the passengers and crew killed in a 1962 airplane bombing are helping a north Missouri town remember.
Continental Airlines Flight 11 was flying from Chicago to Los Angeles on May 22nd, 1962 when passenger Thomas Doty set off six sticks of dynamite.
The plane exploded and crashed near the Missouri-Iowa border. All 45 people aboard, died.
Police call it an insurance fraud scam that went terribly wrong.
Local residents and family members of Flight 11′s passengers and crew gathered at Unionville, Missouri recently for the 50th anniversary observance of the crash. Family members said they appreciated the opportunity to meet others affected by the country’s first bombing of a commercial jet.
A memorial has been erected at Unionville to honor the victims.
- Bob Hamilton, KMOX News