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Last updated: 5 August 2021
Fecha:sábado 21 julio 1951
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Operador:Canadian Pacific Air Lines - CPAL
Registración: CF-CPC
Numéro de série: 10327
Año de Construcción: 1944
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 31 / Ocupantes: 31
Total:Fatalidades: 37 / Ocupantes: 37
Daños en la Aeronave: Desaparecido
Consecuencias: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Ubicación:cerca Sitka, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR), Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF/PAED), Estados Unidos de América
The C-54 departed Vancouver at 18:53 for a flight to Tokyo, the first intermediate stop being Anchorage, Alaska.
At the Cape Spencer intersection in British Columbia, 90 minutes out from Anchorage, it gave an estimate of 24:00 for Yakutat in Alaska. The weather in the area was heavy rain and icing conditions with a visibility of 500 feet.
Nothing further was heard from the aircraft, and at 00:44 an emergency warning was issued when the aircraft was overdue to report.
Search for the aircraft was abandoned on 31 October 1951.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "As no traces of the aircraft or its occupants has been found to date the cause of the disappearance has not been determined."


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Vancouver International Airport, BC to Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK as the crow flies is 2115 km (1322 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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