danielbk
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Do You Remember The 767 Accident In Canada?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 2:28 am

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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RE: Do You Remember The 767 Accident In Canada?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 2:33 am

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
 
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RE: Do You Remember The 767 Accident In Canada?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 2:36 am

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 The aircraft was repaired and returned to service, but has probably been withdrawn from service by now.
 
danielbk
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RE: Do You Remember The 767 Accident In Canada?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 2:36 am

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
 
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RE: Do You Remember The 767 Accident In Canada?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 2:39 am

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.

 
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RE: Do You Remember The 767 Accident In Canada?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 2:42 am

You could try an all-dates search for "Gimli Glider" on this forum.
 
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RE: Do You Remember The 767 Accident In Canada?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 2:43 am


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RE: Do You Remember The 767 Accident In Canada?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 2:45 am

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....

 
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RE: Do You Remember The 767 Accident In Canada?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 2:49 am

Here it is a site about the movie

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


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RE: Do You Remember The 767 Accident In Canada?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 2:50 am

Yep, 604 is still in the fleet.

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


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RE: Do You Remember The 767 Accident In Canada?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 3:02 am

I moved here from Can-a-da and they think I'm slow, eh?
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RE: Do You Remember The 767 Accident In Canada?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 3:18 am

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.
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RE: Do You Remember The 767 Accident In Canada?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 6:54 am

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.
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RE: Do You Remember The 767 Accident In Canada?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 9:07 am

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....
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RE: Do You Remember The 767 Accident In Canada?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 2:26 pm

This was an interesting topic to read. I had read about this when it happened and always found this story interesting.
 
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RE: Do You Remember The 767 Accident In Canada?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 2:50 pm

You just gotta love that quote
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RE: Do You Remember The 767 Accident In Canada?

Mon Feb 24, 2003 11:10 am

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.