No. 2040. Canadair CL-4 North Star C-4-1 (CF-CPP c/n 150) Canadian Pacific Airlines "Empress of Hong Kong"
Photograph from Canadair

Canadair CL-4 North Star C-4-1

08/12/2006. Remarks by Jack McKillop: "This aircraft was delivered to Canadian Pacific Airlines (Fleet Number 404) on July 11, 1949 and sold to Trans-Canada Air Lines on January 2, 1952, re-registered CF-TFW and assigned Fleet Number 223.

On April 8, 1954, this aircraft was en route to Vancouver International Airport, British Columba, Canada, and had been cleared on an IFR flight plan flying at 6,000 ft (1,829 m). At 09:57 hours local time an RCAF Harvard Mk. II, s/n 3309, took off from RCAF Station Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, for a navigation cross-country exercise. The Harvard was climbing to 9,000 ft (2.743 m), crossed the Airway at 6,000 ft (1,829 m) and collided with the C-4 at 10:03 hours. A large portion of the wreckage fell on a house in Moose Jaw which was destroyed by fire, killing the only occupant. The Harvard pilot and the four crew and 31 passengers on the C-4 were also killed."

Created January 2, 2003