Aviation Photo #0488296 Douglas DC-8-43 - CP Air

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"Empress of Buenos Aires". Also was "Empress of Montreal". Empress 100 heavy to YVR is lining up runway 24L. First flight was during August 1961. Delivery date was November 15, 1961. Other serials - C-FCPG with CPAir - reserialed from CF-CPG to C-FCPG on January 1, 1974, CF-CPG with Canadian Pacific Als, F.B. Ayer, and also Concord Intl Airlines - for parts in March 1980, and also N9604Z with Douglas Acft Co. Broken-up at OPF during May 1981. 1st jetliner to go Mach during test flight on August 21, 1961.
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    Frank C. Duarte Jr.
    CP Air
    Douglas DC-8-43
    Douglas DC-8 (Jet Trader/C-24)
    Douglas DC-8 (Jet Trader/C-24)
    Douglas
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    Los Angeles - International
    California
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    October 1977
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Anonymous
2 years ago
Mach 1.01 for 16 seconds, a supersonic DC-8 !

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