Aircraft Photo of C-FCPS | McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63 | CP Air | #43639
Registration / Serial:C-FCPS
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-8
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63
C/n (msn):45929 / 367
Operator / Titles:CP Air
Aircraft Name:Empress of Sydney
City / Airport:Vancouver - InternationalMap
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Airport Codes:ICAO: CYVR   IATA: YVR   Local: CYVR   Other: -
Photo Date:November 1979
Photo by:Gary Vincent
Photo ID: 43639
Photo Comment

CP Air's fourth DC-8-63, delivered June 16, 1968 and leased right away to Flying Tigers for a year (N624FT). Skybus service was a part of the 1970s fare wars with Air Canada on weekly flights from Toronto to Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary. The aircraft was stored is Las Vegas in late 1982 until sold to Worldways Canada in early 1983. Registered to Aerolease Financial Group as N782AL December 28, 1990 and converted to a freighter. Leased to Air Transport International, the freighter crashed on a second take-off attempting a three engine ferry flight on February 16, 1995.

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