Accident description
Last updated: 25 April 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 7 February 1968
Type:Boeing 707-138B
Operator:Canadian Pacific Air Lines - CPAL
Registration: N791SA
C/n / msn: 17698/44
First flight: 1959
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 52
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 61
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR) (   Canada) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), United States of America
Destination airport:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR), Canada
Flightnumber: 322
Narrative:
Visibility was zero when Flight 322 landed at Vancouver. Visual reference was lost after the flare and prior to touchdown; the aircraft overran the runway and collided with parked aircraft, vehicles and two buildings.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure to evaluate known terminal weather information and to discontinue the attempt to land."

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Distance from Honolulu International Airport, HI to Vancouver International Airport, BC as the crow flies is 4328 km (2705 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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