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Do You Remember The 767 Accident In Canada?  
User currently offlineDanielbk From Israel, joined Feb 2003, 197 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3935 times:

In the 80's there was a Canadian 767 accident, in which
the aircraft was fueled wrongly, and both engines died in flight.
i think it emergency landed in Winnipeg, Canada.
-I'm trying to find out what airline year was it..
i also think that there was a film done about this.

do you remember?


thanks, Danny.


cockpit? it's that little room in the front of the plane where the pilots seat.. but that's not important now
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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3916 times:

Yes. Air Canada still cringes when asked about the "Gimli Glider".

There's more information on it here:

http://www.cadetworld.com/rgs/story2a.html


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12408 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3913 times:

Yes, the incident took place in 1983; a book was written about it as well. The book was okay, but the film, oh my . . .

The aircraft made a crash landing at a former glider base at Gimli; it was an Air Canada 767-200. The crew were Capt. Bob Pearson and FO Maurice Quintal. Capt. Pearson later left AC to join Asiana. FO Quintal, if he is still with AC, is probably a senior captain by now. The aircraft was repaired and returned to service, but has probably been withdrawn from service by now.


User currently offlineDanielbk From Israel, joined Feb 2003, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3909 times:

that was quick  Smile

and do you by any chance remember the name of the movie that was made about thie accident?

"the film, oh my.." ->was it that bad??

[Edited 2003-02-22 18:37:28]


cockpit? it's that little room in the front of the plane where the pilots seat.. but that's not important now
User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3901 times:

It was July 23, 1983....

http://www.elchineroconcepts.com/Technology%20Folder/gimli_glider.htm

And yes there was a made for TV movie about the incident but I don't remember it's name. It was not that well done.



User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3895 times:

You could try an all-dates search for "Gimli Glider" on this forum.

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3894 times:


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It's still in service.


User currently offlineAirCanadaMan From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3889 times:

C-GAUN fin 604, known to enthusiasts and AC employess as the "Gimli Glider" was taken out of service close to two years ago, but has since been returned. One of the few non ER versions still in the air.

The movie was something like "Flight 174, Falling From the Sky", but dont quote me on it.

You gotta love how the mechanics who also went to Gimli to fix up 604, ran out of gas on the way there....



User currently offlineUsairways_757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3872 times:

Here it is a site about the movie

http://www.airodyssey.net/articles/movie-flt174.html


Regards


User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3869 times:

Yep, 604 is still in the fleet.

We Can-eh-dians are pros at gliding airliners...


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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3837 times:

I moved here from Can-a-da and they think I'm slow, eh?

User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3813 times:

I believe Captain Pearson is still with AC. I know there was a captain Pearson on the 747 a few years ago when I flew AC to FRA (and also believe this captain Pearson is still on the 747). I am not sure if it is the same person though.


"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineHmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2104 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3709 times:

Captains Pearson and Quintal spoke at the 1991 SSA Convention in Albuquerque about their experiences. Pearson was, at the time, still employed and flying for Air Canada, and occasionally flying his Blanik L-13 sailplane on the weekends; he has since retired to raise horses. Maurice Quintal is now an A-320 Pilot for Air Canada, and will soon be captaining 767's; including Aircraft #604.


An optimist robs himself of the joy of being pleasantly surprised
User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 3648 times:

Pearson was on the news back when Transat almost went swimming in the atlantic he had been retired for a while....Quintal is on the 767 now, but I heard he is retiring soon....


"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineAApilot2b From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 572 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3547 times:

This was an interesting topic to read. I had read about this when it happened and always found this story interesting.

User currently offlineBartiniMan From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3533 times:

You just gotta love that quote
"Christ, I can almost see what clubs they are using"

BartiniMan


User currently offlineYow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 5 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3391 times:

AirCanadaMan you were close on the TV movie's title, which was actually "Flight 143, Falling From the Sky". 143 being the flight number, still to the day for AC's YUL-YOW-YEG route. Of course in the movie the airline was I think called Canada World. Also they said the flight flew Montreal-Edmonton, when in reality the flight flew Montreal-Ottawa-Edmonton. I also believe the screw-up happened at YOW and not YUL, although I could be wrong on that one.

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