From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Thomas) Organization: The National Capital FreeNet Date: 27 Feb 96 23:00:33 References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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peter neville gurnell (email@example.com) writes: > firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Thomas) wrote: >> >> I just heard on the radio an interesting story concerning a Canadian >> airlines Boeing 767. Apparently last night (Jan. 29), at Pearson >> International airport in Toronto, Canada, the Boeing 767 was parked at its >> landing gate, and suddenly a strong wind gust hit the plane such that the >> plane rotated some 90 degrees, and nearly hit a British Airways 747. The >> report stated that the wind lifted the plane by its wings, causing it to >> turn. >> > A more likely scenario would be that the > terminal apron was iced over and a strong wind blew the verical stab. > such that the nose swung around. Curiosity got the better of me, and I decided to telephone Canadian Airlines (1-800-661-4716) and their public relations officer confirmed that indeed there was ice on the ramp, and this ice did play a significant role.