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
The aircraft cabin is obviously not that of a Boeing 767, with its 2-3-2 seating arrangement in economy class. It looks as though an existing set representing a 747 (3-4-3) was used. See more
[small talk between the first officer and a flight attendant
How's things in the cabin? Busy?
It's less than half-full! But I prefer when it's so busy. Then, I can't stop. Time goes by faster.
Well, you wouldn't get to enjoy the flight, eh?
That's fine by me. I hate flying.