TV Movie | TV-14 | | Drama
True story of a brand-new Canadian airliner running out of fuel in-flight and forced to glide to the nearest airfield.
Based fairly closely on an actual incident on July 23, 1983, nicknamed the "Gimli Glider". The actual error made in fueling was in converting the fuel volume to weight; this is necessary because the density varies with temperature. The crew used the familiar density number in pounds per litre rather than the correct one for kilograms per litre.
How's things in the cabin? Busy?
Florence Bisaillon: It's less than half-full! But I prefer when it's so busy. Then, I can't stop. Time goes by faster.
Maurice Quintal: Well, you wouldn't get to enjoy the flight, eh?
Florence Bisaillon: That's fine by me. I hate flying.
The Ram Air Turbine is a second backup generator; the first is the Auxiliary Power Unit, but nobody mentions this. (The APU requires fuel, so in the actual event it was useless and they had to use the RAT.)
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