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The Gimli Glider. When Canada converted to metric, the people refueling the plane only put in the amount in litres that normally went in as gallons. The plane ran out of gas and glided down to a safe landing in the middle of the race track
The crew was able to glide the Boeing 767 aircraft safely to an emergency landing at a former Royal Canadian Air Force base in Gimli, Manitoba, that had been turned into a motor racing track. This unusual aviation incident earned the aircraft the nickname "Gimli Glider".
Flight origin‎: ‎Montreal-Dorval International Air...
Crew‎: ‎8
Passengers‎: ‎61
Summary‎: ‎Fuel exhaustion due to refueling erro