ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 707-138B N791SA Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR)
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Date:Wednesday 7 February 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic B701 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-138B
Operating for:Canadian Pacific Air Lines - CPAL
Leased from:Standard Airways
Registration: N791SA
MSN: 17698/44
First flight: 1959-06-08 (8 years 8 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 52
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 61
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR) (   Canada)
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
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:

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

Runway excursion


photo of Boeing-707-138B-N791SA
accident date: 07-02-1968
type: Boeing 707-138B
registration: N791SA
photo of Boeing-707-138B-N791SA
accident date: 07-02-1968
type: Boeing 707-138B
registration: N791SA

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 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 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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