CF-CPR  Canadair C-4-1 North Star             (c/n  148)


                                              This excellent photograph came from the archives of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company,
                                              holding corporation of Canadian Pacific Airlines.  CF-CPR was actually the second Canadair
                                              Four delivered to CPAL, despite its rego being later than -CPJ and -CPP.  It was also the
                                              second use of this registration (the first was a Norseman). It was named "Empress of Vancouver".
                                              On 9 February 1950, CF-CPR was making a landing at Toyko's Haneda Airport (long before
                                              Narita was built) and, for reasons which have not been completely explained, the aircraft overran
                                              the runway and plunged through a sea-wall into Toyko Bay.  Fortunately there was no loss of life
                                              but the the aircraft was a complete write off.