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Gimli Glider Crew - Where Are They Now?

Thu Aug 11, 2005 3:15 am

Does anybody have information on the current situation of the crew on this flight? Air Canada 143? Specially Bob Pearson, the Captain and Maurice Quintal, the First Officer. I would like to know what they're doing now, what happened with their careers. If you need a reminder, in 1983 a new 767 for Air Canada ran out of fuel at 41,000 ft. It was flt 143 bound to Edmonton from YVR and Ottawa I would appreciate any info. on this matter. Thanks
 
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Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:19 pm

FYI, it's "Gimli"...named after a town in northwestern Ontario. The jet made an emergency landing at the closed Canadian AF base there, because apparently F/O Quintal had been stationed there before going to AC, that's why he chose Gimli. The subject has been discussed *many* times here on a-net as well, so you can search that way as well.

Ship 504 still flies for AC, and Maurice Quintal is now a Captain. Captain Bob Pearson retired several years ago, IIRC.
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Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:20 pm

Quoting StevenUhl777 (Reply 2):
FYI, it's "Gimli"...named after a town in northwestern Ontario

Manitoba actually ....  Wink
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Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:23 pm

FYI...Gimli is in central Manitoba, not Northwestern Ontario.

EDIT - ACDC8, you beat me like a red-headed stepchild Big grin

And the airport was not completely closed, only large main runway was closed, and was converted into a dragstrip.

[Edited 2005-08-11 05:26:45]
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Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:56 pm




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Thu Aug 11, 2005 1:34 pm

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 3):
Manitoba actually ....

Thanks...I stand corrected.  Wink

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Thu Aug 11, 2005 1:49 pm

Quoting StevenUhl777 (Reply 2):
Ship 504 still flies for AC

The fin number for the Gimli Glider is actually 604. The reg. is C-GAUN

[Edited 2005-08-11 06:50:50]
 
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Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:03 pm

Quoting AR385 (Thread starter):
It was flt 143 bound to Edmonton from YVR and Ottawa

It was flying to Edmonton from Montreal and Ottawa.
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Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:28 pm

Them Canadians have a knack for flying large transport aircraft without power.
 
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Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:43 pm

Them Canadians have a knack for flying large transport aircraft without power.

Must be our bush pilot heritage.

And the airport was not completely closed, only large main runway was closed, and was converted into a dragstrip.

What's really unfortunate about this incident is that the main runway wasn't (and isn't) closed. Gimli (YGM), a former RCAF training station, had a pair of parallel runways. The outer one (32L, I believe), had been closed and turned into a car race track - still usable in an emergency, but with a fairly high ridge across the ex-runway (about halfway) where the track runs.

The other runway, 32R, is a perfectly usable 6,000 foot paved runway. I assume that the pilots either didn't see it, or saw it too late to change. If they had landed on 32R, the nose would likely not have collapsed.
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Thu Aug 11, 2005 3:12 pm

Quoting 320tech (Reply 10):
If they had landed on 32R, the nose would likely not have collapsed.

The nose wheel collapsed because it didn't lock. I don't see how runway choice would have affected this?

Slightly off the initial topic, but is the airport still servicible? Has there been any suggestion of retiring C-GAUN to Gimli when its day comes up?

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Thu Aug 11, 2005 3:32 pm

Quoting MrChips (Reply 4):
EDIT - ACDC8, you beat me like a red-headed stepchild

Sorry ...  Wink

Quoting StevenUhl777 (Reply 6):
Maybe I should stick to posting Alizee pics, eh?!

LOL!  Big grin

Quoting Boeing764 (Reply 8):
Quoting AR385 (Thread starter):
It was flt 143 bound to Edmonton from YVR and Ottawa

It was flying to Edmonton from Montreal and Ottawa.

Oops, how did I miss that one?  Smile

Any chance that Maurice Quintal and Bob Pearson being A.net members?
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Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:30 pm

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 12):
Any chance that Maurice Quintal and Bob Pearson being A.net members?

Well, we have a Pe@rson here, but I highly doubt that the marketing volunteer of FR has anything to do with the Pearson from Gimli...
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Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:57 am

I appreciate all the info. about Canada. I'm actually planning a trip there. However my question was very specific. Google only gave me something about Pearson, so, I'm still asking.
 
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Fri Aug 12, 2005 12:32 pm

The nose wheel collapsed because it didn't lock.

Ah, right, forgot about that. Sorry.
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Fri Aug 12, 2005 12:47 pm

Quoting AR385 (Reply 14):
I appreciate all the info. about Canada. I'm actually planning a trip there. However my question was very specific. Google only gave me something about Pearson, so, I'm still asking.



Quoting StevenUhl777 (Reply 2):
Ship 504 still flies for AC, and Maurice Quintal is now a Captain. Captain Bob Pearson retired several years ago, IIRC
 
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Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:31 pm

Olympus,

Yes you are right. But you're missing the others, the cabin crew, Desjardins, etc. Thanks anyway.

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