This Day in History: The “Gimli Glider”: Air Canada Flight Runs Out of Fuel Mid-Flight (1983)

This Day in History:
The “Gimli Glider”: Air Canada Flight Runs Out of Fuel Mid-Flight (1983)

The “Gimli Glider” is the nickname given to Air Canada Flight 143, which ran out of fuel on a routine flight from Montreal to Edmonton in 1983. The crew was able to glide the aircraft safely to an emergency landing at a retired airstrip in Gimli, Manitoba, even through part of the runway had been converted into a racetrack and a large event was being held there at the time. Amazingly, no passengers or bystanders suffered any serious injuries. Why did the plane run out of fuel? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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