An Airplane Ran Out of Fuel at 41,000 Feet. Here's What Happened Next

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Bryan Ganz
Bryan Ganz - 6 hours ago
Demoted? Suspended? They saved 60+ lives because the ground crew screwed up!
Abdi Sharif
Abdi Sharif - Day ago
Did they not know about APU???
Tom M
Tom M - Day ago
There are 2 parallel runways in Gimli, one active, the other is decommissioned & used for racing.
Tim Beken
Tim Beken - Day ago
"Bad math can kill you, but good math can save you afterwards"
Hanxi Guo
Hanxi Guo - 3 days ago
Too bad national geographic deleted the original footage. I saw it but idk if anyone else here did. I saw the real footage 2 years ago lol
David Mason
David Mason - 4 days ago
Did you say span slower? Things that spin don't span lol
timbo slice
timbo slice - 4 days ago
Flying is the safest, my fears disagree with you
daniel I
daniel I - 5 days ago
Brendan Fechter
Brendan Fechter - 5 days ago
Sully who?? This is the guy right here...
Darrell Jacob JR
Darrell Jacob JR - 6 days ago
Pics or it didn't happen...
Meme Boi
Meme Boi - 6 days ago
"Bad Math can Kill you"
- RealLifeLore
rugger8136 - 7 days ago
61 passengers on a 767..? yikes!
Anees Amjad
Anees Amjad - 7 days ago
All blame goes to Imperial and Metric system confusion.
A -
A - - 7 days ago
A Student Drank One Liter of Airplane Fuel. This Is What Happened to His Kidneys
Jonathan Vasquez
Jonathan Vasquez - 8 days ago
Amellia Mendel
Amellia Mendel - 8 days ago
Isn't the pilot responsible for checking the fuel? Absolutely unforgivable, should of been immediately fired and never allowed to fly again!
Dragonfire511 - 8 days ago
This was the sickest drift in history
Jiqing Zheng
Jiqing Zheng - 9 days ago
Tucsoncoyote 2019
Tucsoncoyote 2019 - 9 days ago
This is why American needs to go to Metric that way we can have a lot more planes Crash.
apexperfection619 - 10 days ago
I mean the whole situation wouldn’t have happened if they used the correct mathematical approach however it benefits yourself that they messed up because you are getting money from this video so technically maths is not necessary in this world
Am I bEiNg BaMBoOzLeD
Am I bEiNg BaMBoOzLeD - 10 days ago
Man drifts so hard he saves 69

*Gets demoted*
ZiSt1989 - 3 days ago
he didn't save missionary, though!
L Lawliet
L Lawliet - 10 days ago
Love the calm music during this horrific time.
Cesar Gonzalez
Cesar Gonzalez - 11 days ago
and I'm still waiting. on my peanuts, while this is happening.
LukySpde Gaming
LukySpde Gaming - 11 days ago
6:17 - 6:31 Air Canada decides: "We must demote these careless pilots for landing a plane with inadequate fuel into a populated region where no casualties took place!"
De Banks TV
De Banks TV - 11 days ago
3:21 he try to do do the only logical this
Attention everyone uh how do I say this, OK. WE A CRASH LANDING AND WE ALL GONNA DIE
DaveTheWave 34
DaveTheWave 34 - 11 days ago
Wait why was the captain demoted
just86in - 11 days ago
It fell
Lvl. 100 Boss
Lvl. 100 Boss - 12 days ago
Listening to the background music of this makes it so chill
Daniel Brown
Daniel Brown - 12 days ago
Narrator sounds like Big Gay Al
DaanDanx - 13 days ago
The autogenerated subtitles censored you saying "shit"
Cowboys & Grossi Music
Cowboys & Grossi Music - 13 days ago
Watch your profanity
James Sn
James Sn - 13 days ago
How did a dramatization of a serious event become a commercial?
KarlJoelsen - 13 days ago
All pilots should be glider pilots too huh?
NickDe39 - 13 days ago
Don't have the flight manual for the DC-10, does have three fuel tanks, left wing, right wing, and center, typical is either an analog gauge like used in your land vehicle, or a digital readout in pounds, liters, or gallons, one for each tank, also valves for which tank is used, up to the pilot to watch this carefully to maintain center of gravity. Just feel the pilots were responsible for this.
NickDe39 - 13 days ago
Ran across post just recently, been a pilot since I was 18 years old, 80 years old now, preflight by the pilot or copolite always consisted of checking the fuel levels, sounds like this was vastly overlooked, you as the pilot are responsible for the. Also have the fps or mks systems of units of measurement, fps is English and so are the Canadians, England was always at war for years with France, the origins of the mks system. A liter is 2.2 pounds and if you don't know the difference between a liter and a pound, you are an idiot.
Miles Dyson
Miles Dyson - 15 days ago
2:52 You have Seconds to Look , Fuck !
Miles Dyson
Miles Dyson - 15 days ago
It's designed to Glide ! You would also think your pre-flight check would have corrected this error also, Pilot and Co-pilot error ! THEY ARE TRULY HERO'S !
Vondalo - 15 days ago
I mean 30 k feet is a good Place to be if fuel runs out
Ash - 15 days ago
No problem these days there is too much diesel and unburnt fuel in the clouds!
Dez Strait
Dez Strait - 16 days ago
The gimli glider
Average Joe
Average Joe - 16 days ago
Guy revs up his camaro on the drag strip. "Who wants to race?" In comes 767...
Mark Atom
Mark Atom - 16 days ago
Reminds me of years back when an international group of space scientists wasted years of time building a probe, launched it into space toward Mars or Neptune or whatever, before realizing they never converted back from metric and the thing was doomed to fly to nowhere.
That being said, a wayward probe won't kill me. (Hold the proctologist jokes...heh heh) My pilot, even after a decade of training and flight time, CAN kill me. And if they're disrespectful of detail, duty, and checklists, they WILL kill me. Demote or imprison. Cannot have pilots on "Auto-Pilot."
debeeriz - 16 days ago
different story than the one l heard before, it was a drag strip but was not in use and a couple of kids on bikes were using it
That Guy
That Guy - 16 days ago
autarchprinceps - 17 days ago
Why did they only notice when the engine went out? Even a stupid car has a fuel warning light, but in something that cannot simply stop to refuel, why not add a range view, like again the vast majority of cars have. Heck even in the 80s they should have been able to subtract range and distance to intended target. It may not account for additional fuel usage by bad weather, etc., but there should be a computer system checking the target is reachable, and definitively one telling you, you only have x miles left, not an "oh look the engine stopped, I wonder why" fuel tank monitoring system.
Then again this is a plane made by the same company, that adds a system to dive down the nose and then forgets to tell the pilots about it.
JJ Sundra
JJ Sundra - 17 days ago
I was just thinking of finding out from the Internet, if a commercial plane is capable of glliding should it run out of fuel.
And Hey! Presto!
I saw this video...!
It negates a lot of theories put forth in the MH370 missing plane....!
Thank you..!
HypeKermit LeAsH
HypeKermit LeAsH - 17 days ago
Don’t really think you get much worse luck than this 😂😂 oh ye land at a military base that’s now a fucking racetrack 😂😂😂😂
deniel edwards
deniel edwards - 18 days ago
Parker Shaw
Parker Shaw - 18 days ago
I wonder if the pilot can feel the lack of fuel during take off?
Sean Tha Don
Sean Tha Don - 18 days ago
Now thats how you tie in an advertisement, well done
Dan - 18 days ago
Bullshit story I think
JETSAM AVIATION - 18 days ago
What is metric system and what is imperial, new jets callibrated with metric but what is the difference with both?
Cibo - 19 days ago
At least they saved some cash on fuel on that flight.
Cyclone Storm
Cyclone Storm - 19 days ago
0:44 did he just say shit?
Issac Arellano
Issac Arellano - 19 days ago
044 that's a first
George Blagoue
George Blagoue - 19 days ago
Air Canada now issues rubber bands, two per passenger. to be handed out for future events of this type. Bands are placed around the ankles so you don't mess up the carpet.
The Eletric Gamer
The Eletric Gamer - 19 days ago
Sooooo... metric measuring is gone now? Did you go to elementary school flight crew?
Inferno Animations
Inferno Animations - 20 days ago
Did he say the s word
Michael Rutledge
Michael Rutledge - 20 days ago
The answer to the first math problem is actually 110.
Prabhat kiran
Prabhat kiran - 20 days ago
imagine if same situation happened under similar circumstances in USA, it would also be one more reason to be afraid of metric system and not use it.

dont be USA
be like canada
use metric system.
Joel Anthony
Joel Anthony - 20 days ago
The #1 landing emergency of all time !!!!
Jason B
Jason B - 20 days ago
The pilot thought they would stop somewhere along the way where gas was cheaper....and he also wanted to pick up a pack of cigarettes and a magazine while filling up.
xxxAceFireGaming - 20 days ago
Captain : Saves plane
Air Canada : DEMOTION
Captain : Am i a jOKe tO YoU?
Callusny - 19 days ago
He didn't check the fuel level correctly. He should have been fired if anything.
MrCorvusC - 21 day ago
Yea yea, heroic pilot mad flying skillz...HE FORGOT TO CHECK IF HE HAD FUEL before flying in a first place. The hell people are freaking out he was demoted. Damn right he was.
ThatsMrMoronToYou - 21 day ago
The gayass metric system.
Adrian Marsden
Adrian Marsden - 21 day ago
As ex aircrew there are so many "facts" in this story that make no sense whatsoever... Whoever made the video is an idiot.
Julia Borisovsky
Julia Borisovsky - 21 day ago
why am i watching this 3 days before i board a plane from air canada
Scot Fenn
Scot Fenn - 21 day ago
Felixpj8h - 21 day ago
It's called R.A.T
CauseAndEffect - 21 day ago
The USA has the freedom to use both imperial and metric systems. Canada has fewer freedoms.
Cibo - 19 days ago
USA has also the freedom to use guns in schools.
Rick G
Rick G - 21 day ago
Wow incredible those pilots are amazing I blame the people who put the fuel in
Helloworld 9449
Helloworld 9449 - 21 day ago
I clicked thinking it was just another plane video but nOPe my favourite plane story of all time :))
Footy Fan
Footy Fan - 21 day ago
Dunno about the rest of you but each time I get in my car I check the fuel gauge to see how much motion lotion I have in it. Outstanding flying by both pilots but I cant help but think they should never have been in that situation in the first place.
Brodie Tyler
Brodie Tyler - 21 day ago
Your friendly Cynic
Your friendly Cynic - 22 days ago
if only lbs didnt exist. hmm i wonder who is still using lbs...
vin 950
vin 950 - 22 days ago
demoted despite saving everyone's lives... wow. Were they responsible for the idiot who screwed up filling fuel?
minicoopertn - 22 days ago
Yes the pilots were responsible. A pilot will calculate how much fuel is required allowing for a little extra for weather or alternate landing destination and then a little extra to allow for delays. They are then responsible for verifying the correct amount has been added to the tanks before takeoff.
James Gardner
James Gardner - 22 days ago
If the metric system didn't exist, this whole incident could have been avoided!
I Love GD
I Love GD - 21 day ago
James Gardner actually if our system did not exist, this would not have happened. every country in the world except for 3 countries have not accepted the metric system. the US is one of these 3 countries. we should be accepting the metric system instead of the system we’re using atm.
黄前麗奈 - 22 days ago
Seeing the maple leaf on the plane and you know it's gonna be okay
Петър Василев
Typical boeing shit. I hate this company.
someone unimportant
someone unimportant - 23 days ago
just put solar panels on a passenger jet to power the advanced instruments
Jane Doe
Jane Doe - 23 days ago
Those pilots deserved accolades and i'm glad they got 'em, that was a wonderful landing they accomplished, and no one was hurt
Ben Becker
Ben Becker - 23 days ago
the more interesting story is how they only had 61 passengers on a widebody jet
E. RiVeRa
E. RiVeRa - 23 days ago
The plane is "male"....5:09
sankacoffee1 - 23 days ago
don't forget though that this plane was fitted with a RAT or Ram Air Turbine which dropped down in such an emergency  and after about 4 or 5 minutes supplied the cockpit with some electrical power so they did know their vertical speed and heading and such like
John P
John P - 24 days ago
I remember this. You can also watch the movie about it. I believe that also had a few company VIPs on board including main engineers.
Lobetec - 24 days ago
Lets be real here, the oil froze lol
awesome girl zaliya
awesome girl zaliya - 24 days ago
So the plane would've had thousands of extra fuel
awesome girl zaliya
awesome girl zaliya - 24 days ago
Isnt lbs more than kg
Sloppy Gamer
Sloppy Gamer - 24 days ago
0:43 Did I just hear that!
michael rogers
michael rogers - 24 days ago
John Guertin
John Guertin - 24 days ago
I worked with one of the passengers on that flight. He gave me a first hand account of the ordeal. Just amazing!
motonbrandon - 25 days ago
So with all that, Boeing does it again with design flaws. What modern age jetliner doesn't have a RAT for back up power.
Willette J
Willette J - 25 days ago
There were calculators. And da Vinci didn’t have the internet
mef12727 - 25 days ago
Planes need horns
Dewmont Jerkins
Dewmont Jerkins - 25 days ago
Oh what a riot-- thanks for the whimsical clown music-- can I eat Cheetos and laugh along with the video?
Ihatequests Dev
Ihatequests Dev - 25 days ago
Air Canada, the pilot is an experienced glider pilot, and his name is Pearson?
So this is where that drifting plane meme is from.
Alan Armstrong
Alan Armstrong - 25 days ago
How can flying be determined as the safest way.? The fastest way yes, but tbe safest way, i am unconvinced about that. Now.! A car might stall, or the engine might shut down due to electeical or machenical reason. The driver has the ability to pull to the corner & park.On the other hand if this same scenario occurs while in flight, the result, & outcome is not likely to b the same, as with the car.
Sonario648 - 25 days ago
Different metric systems are always a shit nightmare.
bobbycone2 - 25 days ago
The awards and recognition were the right thing to do. Sometimes shit happens. Plan all you want, human as make mistakes and the fact that these pilots overcame those mistakes to save everyone on board with their quick thinking and brave actions deserves the utmost respect and appreciation. I'd fly with them anytime!
Donna Peroche
Donna Peroche - 26 days ago
I am sure that the stupid retarded frenchmen in MOntreal didn't help matters at all.
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