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From: David Lednicer <>
Subject: Re: Candian 757 out of fuel incident
Date: 29 Jun 94 09:31:55

	You got most of the details right, but here are some more.  On
departure, the capaicitence fuel gauges weren't working, so the refuelers
used a dipstick to measure the fuel level.  They then had to convert
units (liters to gallons or something like that) and yes, they got the
conversion backwards, so they left with a lot less fuel than they
thought.  The airfield at Gimli was closed and there was a sports car
race going on there at the time.  Luckily, several participants noticed
the 767 on finals and they cleared the track in time.  The 767's nose
gear collapsed during the landing, and it came to rest on its nose.  I
seem to remember that they repaired it on site (Boeing AOG team?) and
flew it out and returned it to service.

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