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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Gimli Glider

23 July will be the 25th anniversary of the day that a brand new Air Canada 767 ran out of fuel in mid-air half way between Montreal and Edmonton. The error occurred because it had been loaded using pounds rather than kilograms of fuel.

The aeroplane became known as the Gimli Glider, and the full story is a classic.


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daddy dave said...

I saw a doco about the Gimli Glider last month on a show called "real air disasters" or something.
It is an amazing story.