1951 Canadian Pacific Air Lines Douglas Dc-4 Disappearance
Larrie Benton Zacharie
International Book Market Service Limited, 2012 - 92 páginas
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 1951 Canadian Pacific Douglas DC-4 disappearance occurred on the 21 July 1951 when a Douglas DC-4 four-engined piston airliner registered CF-CPC of Canadian Pacific Air Lines disappeared on a scheduled flight for the United Nations from Vancouver, Canada to Tokyo, Japan. Neither the aircraft nor the 31 passengers and six crew have been found. At 18:35 the DC-4 departed Vancouver International Airport, Canada on a scheduled flight to Tokyo, it was due to stopover at Anchorage Airport in Alaska. The flight was on schedule and reported at the Cape Spencer intersection in British Columbia 90 minutes out from Anchorage and gave an estimate for Yakutat in Alaska as 24:00. The weather in the area was heavy rain and icing conditions with a visibility of 500 feet. Nothing further was heard from the aircraft and at 00:44 an emergency warning was issued when the aircraft was overdue to report. The United States Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force carried out an extensive search but failed to find any trace of the aircraft or the 37 occupants The search was finally called off on the 31 October 1951.