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The Gimli Glider Crash
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 19, 2021 03:32PM
Just watched this on YouTube. Amazing story.

Episode 1: [www.youtube.com]

Episode 2: [youtu.be]

What I still cannot process and understand is this part: Two days after the landing at Gimli...

[youtu.be]

How can they fly a 767 just 2 days after a crash landing like that?
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Re: The Gimli Glider Crash
Posted by: JoeH
Date: June 19, 2021 03:50PM
The plane didn't crash, they landed on deployed landing gear and had glided down.

So, not a crash landing, just one without power.
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Re: The Gimli Glider Crash
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 19, 2021 03:51PM
OK, still look at that damage to the front.
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Re: The Gimli Glider Crash
Posted by: JoeH
Date: June 19, 2021 03:59PM
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OK, still look at that damage to the front.

Cosmetic that would not keep the plane from flying. Perhaps not to put back into passenger carrying service, but quite capable of being flown out.
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Re: The Gimli Glider Crash
Posted by: btfc
Date: June 19, 2021 04:11PM
[en.m.wikipedia.org]

Front landing gear did not lock and collapsed on touchdown. The plane also straddled a guardrail that was installed when the military landing strip was converted for drag racing. The friction that resulted from those two things allowed the plane to avoid ploughing into the crowd that was there for an event.
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Re: The Gimli Glider Crash
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 19, 2021 04:31PM
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OK, still look at that damage to the front.

Cosmetic that would not keep the plane from flying. Perhaps not to put back into passenger carrying service, but quite capable of being flown out.

I think one of the engines touched the ground. The landing gear collapsed and the guard rail caused some damage. I don't know how fast you can fix a plane damage like that, I would ahem never guess 2 days. I would have said 2 weeks maybe.
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Re: The Gimli Glider Crash
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 19, 2021 05:27PM
Check out Taca 110 -- Similar situation on a passenger jet: no engines, gliding in. The difference? no runway. The pilot landed on a levee outside New Orleans. It was the successful landing of a passenger jet not using a runway.

[www.youtube.com]



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Re: The Gimli Glider Crash
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 19, 2021 06:24PM
Those are amazing feats of piloting…
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Re: The Gimli Glider Crash
Posted by: ADent
Date: June 21, 2021 12:47AM
That video is blurry, but I don't see any nose gear landing doors. You can remove them, lock the gear down, and fly with the landing gear down to the nearest major airport. The damage from the metal guard rail looks minor, but you would typically do such a flight unpressurized if there is any bent metal.

Good pictures: [www.airlive.net]

The top video here has some good views of the plane closer to flight ready: [www.cbc.ca] .

Two days is pretty quick though.
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