Pilot of Gimli Glider returns to air strip 30 years later
from CBC News
People in Gimli are marking the 30th anniversary of an event that made aviation history and became known as the Gimli Glider. In July 1983, an Air Canada flight with 69 people on board out of gas while flying over northwestern Ontario. The pilot who managed to land the plane safely on a defunct Gimli airstrip returned to the site to relive the landing. Captain Bob Pearson said he couldn't believe 30 years had passed since the landing.
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