"Gimli Glider" is retired to Mojave desert


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In 1983 an Air Canada 767 ran out of fuel due to a miscalculation converting gallons to litres. The pilot and co-pilot were able to safely land it at an abandoned military airport in Gimli, Manitoba. The plane has now been retired.

The story can be found at
theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ … /National/


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flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA7 … /CYUL/KTUS
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#3

How come the complete track doesn’t show up?

He certainly didn’t cancel IFR!


#4

Maybe they diverted for fuel?


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Flightaware Gimli Glider Air Canada ACA7067
ASN Incident Report

Airliners photos of C-GAUN


#8

“604” holds a special place in many AC employees hearts. But, it’s time for her to take a long deserved rest. With any luck she’ll end up back in Canada at one of the museums. Bravo “604”! :wink:

ps next to leave is fin “293” A319 YYZ-SNN lease return


#9

Named for the B.C. area code?


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:laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:


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yyznews.com/fleet.html


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C-GAUN / 604 (cn 22520/47) After almost 25 years in the fleet the famous glider heads off to the desert in style with a wicked flyby along Air Canada’s hangars, thanks to the crew for this nice gesture!
Photo by Youri Thonon - Contrails Aviation Photography.