Captain Bob Pearson, pilot of the soon-to-be auctioned Gimli Glider

Photo: WFP/Wayne Glowacki

Photo: WFP/Wayne Glowacki


It's the plane with the priceless tale. Nearly 30 years after it came down, the Gimli Glider is going up -- for auction. The Boeing 767 passenger jet got its nickname after it ran out of fuel at 12,000 metres, en route from Montreal to Edmonton in July 1983. Against all odds, Captain Robert Pearson managed to land the plane without engine power.

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