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Deutsche Bahn

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On This Day In Aviation History - 23 July 1983


35th Anniversary of the Gimli Glider incident.


Aircraft Type: Boeing 767-233

Registration: C-GAUN

Operator: Air Canada

Flight Origin: MontrĂ©al

Stopover: Ottawa 

Destination: Edmonton

Site of Incident: Gimli

Passengers: 61

Crew: 8

Injuries: 10

Fatalities: 0

Cause: Fuel Exhaustion 


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A very fortunate situation that the pilot was also a glider pilot. All over a fuel miscalculation.
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And the pilot also TRAINED at Ginli too iitc. so knew airport well. AMAZING escape.
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I will never cease to be amazed at how fortunately this ended. The whole thing just defies explanation.
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