Aircraft Photo of CF-CPQ | McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63 | CP Air | AirHistory.net #7536
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:CF-CPQ
Fleetnumber:803
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-8
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63
Operator / Titles:CP Air
C/n (msn):45928 / 334
Aircraft Name:Empress of Hong Kong
Location
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith InternationalMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSSY   IATA: SYD   Local: YSSY   Other: -
 
Photo Date:30 January 1971
Photo by:David Carter
Photo ID: 7536
Photo Comment

CF-CPQ and TAA Boeing 727 VH-TJA collided at Sydney airport on the night of January 29, 1971. There were 240 people on the two aircraft. The report found the CP Air crew had backtracked instead of exiting while the crew of the 727 was criticised for failing to see the DC-8 when they had time to stop and not adopting a steeper climb-out when they did. The controller was largely exonerated because from his position at night it was difficult to see if the DC-8 was on the runway or the taxiway. The 727 safely landed despite losing hydraulics from a large hole in the belly. No injuries.

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