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Empress of Hawaii

1953 De Havilland DH106 Comet 1A C/N 6014

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Airframe Info

Manufacturer:De Havilland
Model:DH106 Comet 1A    Search all De Havilland DH106 Comet 1A
Year built:1953
Construction Number (C/N):6014
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing multi engine
Number of Seats:39
Number of Engines:4
Engine Type:Turbojet
Engine Manufacturer and Model:Rolls-Royce Ghost 50 Mk1/Ghost DGT3


Registration Number:CF-CUN
Alternative Code/Name:Empress of Hawaii
Current Status:Destroyed



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Admin, 2011-12-21 10:10:40
 On 3 March 1953, this new Canadian Pacific Airlines Comet 1A (CF-CUN), known as "Empress of Hawaii," was being delivered to Australia, but failed to become airborne on takeoff from Karachi, Pakistan. The aircraft plunged into a dry drainage canal and collided with an embankment, killing all five crew and six passengers on board, the first fatal crash of a passenger jet airliner.