Danielbk From Israel, joined Feb 2003, 197 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4211 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?
cockpit? it's that little room in the front of the plane where the pilots seat.. but that's not important now
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12807 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4189 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 The aircraft was repaired and returned to service, but has probably been withdrawn from service by now.
AirCanadaMan From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4165 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....
Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4089 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
Hmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2114 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3985 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
Yow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3667 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.