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A cabinet containing memorabilia commemorates the 18 passengers and crew who perished aboard the British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines DC-6 "Resolution" at Kings Mountain, San Mateo County, California in the United States of America in October 1953.

BCPA Flight 304/44 was a scheduled flight operated by British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines from Sydney, Australia, to Vancouver, Canada, with scheduled stops at Fiji, Canton island, Honolulu and San Francisco. On 29 October 1953, the flight was conducted by a Douglas DC named Resolution and registered in Australia as VH-BPE. The propliner crashed during its initial approach towards San Francisco International Airport, killing all 19 people on board, including the American pianist William Kapell. 




Address:7 Pathfinder Drive, Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra, 4551
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.798056
Long: 153.108333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Furniture
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:29-October-1953
Actual Event End Date:29-October-1953


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 30th October, 2010
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British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines and DC-6 VH-BPE  "Resolution" Memorial Cabinet

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To the memory of the 18 passengers and crew who perished aboard the British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines DC-6 "Resolution" at Kings Mountain, San Mateo County, California on 29th Oct. 1953.

Dedicated before family and friends by Bishop Tony Hall-Matthews and QAM President Cliff Robinson at Caloundra 30th Oct. 2010.

Source: MA
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