Airline Passengers Help Locate Oceangoing Sailor in Distress

Airline Passengers Help Locate Oceangoing Sailor in Distress

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California Pacific AirlinerAustralian authorities are thanking the crew of an Air Canada flight for helping to locate a sailor in distress off the country’s east coast.

After an emergency beacon activation was received on Tuesday, Maritime officials asked the crew of an Air Canada Flight, a Boeing 777 en route from Vancouver to Sydney with 270 passengers, to divert to the area and see if they could spot the yacht.

Luckily, one of the passengers had binoculars.

(READ the story from the CBC)

Thanks to Anne Corke for submitting the link!

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