Aviation Photo #0956225 McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63 - CP Air

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This aircraft was involved in an incident on the runway involving a just airborne TAA, Boeing 727,VH-TJA striking the tail on 29/01/71. The 727 landed safely.
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    John M. Wheatley
    CP Air
    McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63
    McDonnell Douglas DC-8 (Jet Trader/C-24)
    McDonnell Douglas DC-8 (Jet Trader/C-24)
    McDonnell Douglas
    Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot)
    New South Wales
    January 30, 1971
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12 years ago
12 years ago
An absolutely stunning shot!
10 years ago
I could not imagine what it would be like to have been a passenger on that plane, and having the 727 roar overhead and hear the snapping sound of the vertical stabilizer breaking. I would probably have need to change my underwear
8 years ago
To the previous commentor, it must have been more than a "snapping sound" when the 727 took the tip of the vertical stabilizer of that cp jet. Agreed, however, I might have lost my "lunch" in a far worse way than throwing up.
6 years ago
I had been working for CPAir for a couple of years when this incident occurred.
6 years ago
The aircraft was repaired (new vertical stab and rudder) in Sydney by Douglas, flew back to YVR and flew revenue service for a couple of weeks with the stab and rudder painted with primer only before maintenance planning was able to schedule it in for final paint & logo.

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