Friday, September 10, 2010

^ "Jet's Fuel Ran Out After Metric Conversion Errors". New York Times. 30 July 1983. "Air Canada said yesterday that its Boeing 767 jet ran out of fuel in mid flight last week because of two mistakes in figuring the fuel supply of the airline's first aircraft to use metric measurements. After both engines lost their power, the pilots made what is now thought to be the first successful emergency dead stick landing of a commercial jetliner."