[time-nuts] Standards for units
brooke at pacific.net
Wed Apr 4 17:12:41 EDT 2007
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.
and it was not the only time this happened:
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.
w/o Java http://www.pacificsites.com/~brooke/PRC68COM.shtml
Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> 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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