It's the summer of 1982. Canada World Airways' brand-new Boeing 767 leaves Montreal bound for Edmonton. When the plane reaches its cruise altitude, the impossible happens: the plane runs out of fuel, due to a miscalculation by the ground staff in Montreal. Captain Bob Pearson and First Officer Maurice Quintal face a potentially deadly disaster in this true story, as the 767, with about 60 souls on board, slowly falls from the sky. Written by
Did You Know?
In real life the pilots were not told to use the left runway - since only the right runway was in use (by aircraft), it was considered a one-runway airport, nobody thought to advise them, and they simply guessed wrong. But they didn't have to dodge cars, which happened to already have been parked at the edge of the runway. There really was a boy bicycling on the runway, though. See more
When the aircraft is shown taking off, it is a 737-200, as the engines are long and thin, whereas a 767 has wider engines See more
[after the two pilots crash in the simulator
Is this some kind of joke? There's no way to land that aircraft the way you guys got it programmed!
Dumb scenario if you ask me! Impossible set of conditions! Who ever dreamed that up?
It isn't a dream. It happened.