Aviation Photo #0078557 Boeing 767-233 - Air Canada

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The 'Gimli Glider'. In July 1983 this plane made an emergency both-engines-out landing when it ran out of fuel at cruise altitude enroute to Edmonton. The captain's glider experience was a positive factor in a successful landing with no injuries and minimal damage at Gimli, the nearest available landing area and a former RCAF airstrip which had been converted to a drag strip. This incident prompted the nickname 'Gimli Glider'.
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    Ted Quackenbush
    Air Canada
    Boeing 767-233
    Boeing 767-200
    Boeing 767-200
    Boeing
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    C-GAUN
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    Los Angeles - International
    California
    USA
    January 26, 1985
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Anonymous
8 years ago
A miracle, no doubt!!

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