bellinghman: (Default)
On this day, in 1983, a Boeing 767 ran out of fuel at 26,000 feet above Canada.

The pilots then had to discover just how well a modern airliner actually can glide.

The answer was, sufficiently well that not only was nobody killed, but the plane was sufficiently undamaged that it could be repaired and fly on for another quarter century.
bellinghman: (Default)
On this day, in 1983, a Boeing 767 ran out of fuel at 26,000 feet above Canada.

The pilots then had to discover just how well a modern airliner actually can glide.

The answer was, sufficiently well that not only was nobody killed, but the plane was sufficiently undamaged that it could be repaired and fly on for another quarter century.

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