[time-nuts] Standards for units

Brooke Clarke brooke at pacific.net
Wed Apr 4 17:12:41 EDT 2007


Hi Poul:

Yes, that's the 747 that ran out of gas at 41,000 feet due to an error in 
converting liters of JP4 to pounds.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimli_Glider
and it was not the only time this happened:

Similar incidents
In 2001, in a similar incident involving a Canadian airline, Air Transat Flight 
236 made an emergency landing in the Azores without fuel. In 2000, Hapag-Lloyd 
Flight 3378 landed in a powerless glide 500 meters short of the runway in 
Vienna, Austria, with all aboard surviving.


Have Fun,

Brooke
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Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <46130BA9.6080803 at pacific.net>, Brooke Clarke writes:
> 
>>Hi:
>>
>>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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