Daily Archives: July 23, 2013

Jetliner makes emergency landing after running out of fuel 30 years ago today (1983)

Video: 'ACI - S05E03 - Gimli Glider [Deadly Glide] FULL'

(Saturday, July 23, 1983) — An Air Canada Boeing 767 ran out of fuel today while flying from Montreal to Edmonton; the pilots were able to glide the jetliner to a safe emergency landing in Gimli, Manitoba. The near-disaster occurred because the fuel had been erroneously measured in pounds instead of kilograms at a time when Canada was converting to the metric system.