48 minutes | Dec 6, 2020

Episode 4 - Air Canada Flight #143 aka The Gimli Glider

So today’s story isn’t about serial killers or gruesome details of murders, No, no.. but... instead it is a terrifying true story that involves miscommunication, faulty equipment, calmness in chaos, a diploma award for Outstanding Airmanship, and the effectiveness of teamwork. Would you agree a passenger's greatest fear is being onboard an aircraft whose engines suddenly lose power? Well... This is the story of Air Canada Flight 143 aka “The Gimli Glider”Resources:- Smithsonian Channel Documentaries of Air Disasters Season 1, episode 2 “The Gimli Glider” https://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/air-disasters/episode-2-season-1/gimli-glider/405552/- The Legend Of The Gimli Glider | Air Canada Flight 143 - YouTubehttps://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1281360451571/- News clipping ar-gimli-glider_2500kbps_852x480_1281834563825- Wikipedia/Metrication in the US https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metrication_in_the_United_States#Aviation- CBC's Barbara Frum, interviews passenger Bryce Bell two days after the incident https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2395832030/- Author - Bruce FrazerAOPA, of Arlington, Virginia, is a former Army aviator and demo pilot for Bell Helicopter wrote a book about outstanding airmanship. The "Gimli Glider" story will appear in his book.
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