[time-nuts] Standards for units
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Apr 4 02:01:57 EDT 2007
In message <46130BA9.6080803 at pacific.net>, Brooke Clarke writes:
>There was a recent incident when a passenger aircraft (maybe Canada) had
>to make an emergency landing because of a wrong metric - English
>conversion resulted in not enough fuel to get to the destination.
Not recent, but famous: The Gimli Glider.
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