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Re: FW: METRIC - WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE????

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"Antonio J. Arthay, P.E." wrote:

> Perhaps if jumbo jets starting falling off to the ground due to "forgetting
to convert units", our voices would start being heard.

No, that won't do it.  A Canadian 767 ran out of fuel a few years ago, because
it was fueled in kilograms instead of pounds, or vice versa.  The captain, who
happened to fly gliders on his off days, made a perfect dead stick landing on a
grass landing strip, and while there was damage to the plane there were no
injuries.

Phil