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Don't the planes have fuel guages?

David Finley, P.E.


-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Hodge <phil(--nospam--at)joistdesign.com>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Friday, October 01, 1999 12:49 PM
Subject: Re: FW: METRIC - WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE????


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>"Antonio J. Arthay, P.E." wrote:
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>> Perhaps if jumbo jets starting falling off to the ground due to
"forgetting
>to convert units", our voices would start being heard.
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>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
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