Re: Candian 757 out of fuel incident

From:         David Lednicer <dave@amiwest.com>
Date:         29 Jun 94 09:31:55 
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	You got most of the details right, but here are some more.  On 
departure, the capaicitence fuel gauges weren't working, so the refuelers 
used a dipstick to measure the fuel level.  They then had to convert 
units (liters to gallons or something like that) and yes, they got the 
conversion backwards, so they left with a lot less fuel than they 
thought.  The airfield at Gimli was closed and there was a sports car 
race going on there at the time.  Luckily, several participants noticed 
the 767 on finals and they cleared the track in time.  The 767's nose 
gear collapsed during the landing, and it came to rest on its nose.  I 
seem to remember that they repaired it on site (Boeing AOG team?) and 
flew it out and returned it to service.


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