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Good News in History, July 23

35 years ago today, an Air Canada 767 jet ran out of fuel at 41,000 feet elevation but, thanks to the pilot's experience in...

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On This Day in History

Good News in History, July 23

35 years ago today, an Air Canada 767 jet ran out of fuel at 41,000 feet elevation but, thanks to the pilot's experience in flying gliders, it made a miraculous deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba, with no injuries to the 61 passengers or the festival goers attending a drag-racing event at the closed air force base where Captain Bob Pearson, 47, had planned to land. The plane was dubbed ‘The Gimli Glider’. WATCH the dramatic video from CBC News... (1983)