CF-CPP Canadair C-4-1
The two photographs (above and below) were
obtained from Canadair Limited and depict the
last of CPAL's Canadair Fours.
This aircraft was named "Empress of Hong Kong". Like CF-CPP
with CPAL from its delivery in 1949 until January of 1952 when it was
sold to Trans
Canada Airlines as CF-TFW.
On 8 April 1954 this aircraft was on a flight to Vancouver and had
been cleared on an IFR flightplan
flying at 6000 feet on Green Airway 1 between Winnipeg and
Calgary. At 09:57 an RCAF
Harvard Mk. II (serial number 3309) took off from RCAF Station
Moose Jaw for a navigation
cross-country exercise. The Harvard was climbing to 9000 feet,
crossed the Airway at 6000 feet and collided with
the C-4-1 . A large portion of the wreckage fell
on a house which was destroyed by fire, killing the only occupant.
The Harvard pilot and all 35
occupants of the North Star were