Now, admittedly, the following wouldn't make the average contemporary flight any more soothing, and the last thing you want while crammed into your seat is to see this happen, but it certainly would make flying more exciting.
From the Straits Times of Singapore, 21 April 1932. The headline and subhed got cut off, so--
Headline: EAGLES DEFEAT AN AEROPLANE
Subhed: Woman Pilot's Story of a Fierce Attack