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    • Me: *sees the number 69 and stops reading the rest* Me: Nice
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    • What idiot decided to measure fuel in pounds?
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    • Kniivez 8 apr
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    • Isn’t fuel measured in gallons or liters lol, kg and lbs are both dry weight
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    • Wow this one is actually true. Some extra info if you’re interested: The pilot knew of a smaller airport to land at where he used to work but he didn’t know that it had been converted into a racetrack, and there was a race going on when he decided to land there. Since the engines weren’t (cont.)
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    • That’s not even the best part. They didn’t mention that the runway he landed on had been decommissioned and was being used as a drag racing strip the day he landed on it.
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    • For y’all people getting mad at fuel being measured in terms of weight instead of volume, you need the weight and balance data to calculate your center of gravity, to make sure your flight controls will have authority to actually maneuver the aircraft
      Proc 8 apr
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    • 22,300 lbs equals 10,115.11 kilograms
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    • 22300 lbs of fuel is 10115 kgs of fuel.
      wudidoo 7 apr
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    • For anyone wondering 22,300 pounds is only about 10,000 kilograms
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    • Guess he didn’t feel like putting the landing gear down
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    • So fun fact pounds is more than KG you have to multiply kilograms by 2.2 to get the pounds
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    • That’s not even the best part, he was too far from the airport to land there. But because the pilot was in the air force he knew the abandoned airbase was nearby so he made an abrupt landing there.
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    • 23,000 kg= 50,706 pounds
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    • This is one of many reasons the metric system should be used universally. Just saying.
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    • Because I suck at math I pulled up a converter. 22,000 lbs = 10,115.11 kgs. They had less than half the fuel they needed to finish the flight. Like so others can see
      RealNova 7 apr
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    • A very experienced pilot should check the fuel gauge before takeoff lmao
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    • Nice Nice Nice Nice Nice Nice Nice Nice Nice Nice Nice Nice Nice Nice Nice Nice Nice Nice Nice Nice Nice
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    • Those last two numbers are mixed up. The pounds 20,000 lbs is a lot more than 20,000 kg. 20,000 kg is almost half of 20,000 lbs, now if they used the correct units of measurement like we do in the USA then they would've had almost twice the amount of fuel
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    • This was right after the airport switched from pounds to Kg and the fueling company hadn’t gotten the news because the plane was fairly new, look it up on YouTube the story is much more complex and cool
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    • A kilogram is 2.2 pounds, stop saying a pound is more than a kilogram
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    • But 1 pound is .45kg. So if they put in 22,300pounds instead of 22,300kg how did it run out of fuel? It would have been twice as much fuel in the plane. Like I know it would be heavier but as it burns the fuel and looses the weight it would have evened back out to where it should have been
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    • *Pilot Sings* Woah-oh, we're less than half way there. Woah-oh, livin' on a prayer. I'll take control, we'll make it I swear. Woah-oh, livin' on a prayer.
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    • 2300 pound is only 1043.262 kilograms
      trisnip 7 apr
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    • I dont speak metric. I speak POUNDS. I speak FEET. I speak FREEDOM.
      Fast_Mag 7 apr
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    • Only 1000 feet higher and this would have been another 69420 meme
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    • You need 23,300 inches of POOL WATER on board stat!
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    • Not like this isn't impressive, but there's a fuel gauge for a reason.
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    • 1 kg = 2.2 lb. Your welcome
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    • Aircraft fuel is measured in lbs. The fuel flow gage indicates lbs/hour so whoever thought it was in kg was not the brightest.
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    • He landed on a airstrip converted into a drag strip, nobody really knew what was happening because those things are silent when they have no fuel, nobody was hurt
      Zplandis 8 apr
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    • Coming from a chemical engineer perspective, there are so many things wrongs with this post
      Smi7y101 8 apr
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    • This was right after Canada switched its national measurement from lbs to kgs. There was a lot of public incidents afterwards as people who went their whole lives using lbs suddenly had to use kgs. There were supposedly a large amount of construction mishaps around the same time.
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    • You realize all airline pilots are trained to take a plane down without power? It wasn’t because he was an “Experienced glider pilot”. Hell, I can take an airliner down without power, and have done so in professional simulators used for training FedEx pilots
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    • I'd tit fuck Canada
      rvid 8 apr
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    • *low fuel ligjt is on* ehh i know my airplane
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    • Wtf? 1lb=.45kg so by putting over double the amount of fuel they needed it ran out? Something don’t add up chief
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    • All pilots are trained to glide the plane they're rated for, you dont have to be a glider pilot. It's literally a requirement
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    • More fun facts, they were both good pilots and knew of an air force base that they were near to land at but since last time they’ve been there it became a race track, this plane is on a racetrack in the pic, hence the guard rails
      Lfsabch 7 apr
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    • Bro...y'all got gas gauges. Nobody checked that?
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    • MakayIa 7 apr
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    • 1 pound = .454 kilograms
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    • Look folks, before y’all say nice I got a question to ask the feller conducting the flying train. WHY iN ThE HeLl did you wait for y’all niggas to be free falling? Why didn’t you just land it when you realized, oh shit might not have the fuel to make it
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    • The amount of people on this app who don’t know unit conversions is concerning
      Jaymx 7 apr
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    • Nice
      Hondro 7 apr
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    • Fuel guy as he filled up the plane
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    • The 6th of april is over stop posting chimneys you retards
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    • Yo it gets wilder, they tried to land at an abandoned air force base, without knowing it had been converted into a race track, with a race going on, only a massive stroke of luck, the front landing gear not deploying, made the plane slow fast enough to not hit spectators by like 30 feet
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    • Why isn’t it measured in liters? Why kilograms?
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    • As an engineer I can confirm this story. Canada went through a strange of metric to imperial, then back to metric. This happened weeks into the switch back to metric. The pilot was going to be fire for...not checking the damn fuel gage. But wasn't due to his skill
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    • Anyone realizing that LBS is more than KG
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    • First of all, you measure the volume, not the weight.
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    • 1 pound is approximately twice that of 1 Kg. So please correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure 22,300 Lb would be approximately twice that of 22,300 Kg. So how did they run out of fuel if it had even more than it called for? Besides that's mass measurement. Not volume.
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    • There is so much more to the story, like how the runway he landed on was part of an abandoned air base and full of people for a fair
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    • I thought we measured fuel in volumetric measures, not mass
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    • This wouldnt happen if we all used the same fuckin measurement system
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    • Naw that's airport from mw2
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    • Fun fact: both pilot and copilot got suspended after they safely landed the plane.
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    • I guess he wasn’t experienced in CHECKING HIS GAUGES BEFORE TAKEOFF WTF!!!!
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    • Bruh that’s what preflight checks are for, it’s the aircrews fault.
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    • Yes the pilot and co pilot also had to do intense math to figure out where they were, where to land based of maps they kept onboard, how fast to glide, and how to roughly calculate speed. Alitnators stopped, plane had no power, they still landed it, and guess what? Canada held them as criminals.
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    • Why aren’t they using liters
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    • No one measures fuel by its mass btw
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    • Wait kg is a measure of weight as well. And pounds weighs more then kg. How does that work?
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    • It was gallons first of all, and second this plane was the first of its kind to measure in kg instead of gallons. They landed on an abandoned Air Force strip turned into a race track.
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    • If I’m not mistaken, the FAA officially records fuel quantity in pounds. Don’t quote me on that, though. I’ve sort of fallen out of the loop of aviation.
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    • I thought it was measured in gallons
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    • But now there’s more fuel than what there was supposed to be?
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    • Sooo the Aircrafts analogue and digital fuel gages would have to be reading out in lbs and this would have had to have been the pilots first times in such an aircraft, and he would to have not noticed if any of the gages said lbs instead of kg. And after all that fucwhoever was in charge of fueling
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    • The pic fails to mention that he landed on a go kart track which was currently in use
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    • Where my aviation memers at?
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    • But...22,300 lbs is more than 22,300 kg
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    • 22,300 lbs = 10,115.11 kgs
      chy96 8 apr
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    • DAMN, just plugged those numbers into a converter. They put less than HALF the needed amount of fuel, what dipshit decided to do that?!
      Kniivez 8 apr
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    • 1 kilogram = 2.205 pounds.
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    • Its called the Gimli Glider incident, and theres alot more to the story, like how the pilot landed on a fucking racetrack while cars were racing... he also did this without any instruments since it lost power when it ran out of fuel
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    • But like. There's a fuel gauge. You don't just randomly run out of fuel at 41,000 feet.
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    • Basically, the Canadian airlines were converting to the metric system. It was a new idea and the workers kind of forgot about it and they put in pounds instead of kg
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    • It’s 2.2lbs/kg. So they had almost double the fuel they would’ve needed...
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    • Pounds are heavier than kilograms this post doesn’t work.
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    • Thats what happens when the rest of the world insists on using that metric crap!
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    • A few things. Kilos is more than pounds. A little more than twice as much. The fuel gauge was broken. And Captain, First Officer, and a company pilot on the plane with his family landed the airplane together. On a deserted and inactive runway. That had a car show going on, on the runway.
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    • Planes have to be filled with less fuel than actually needed due to the weight. Over the course of the flight, the plane weighs less, therefore using less of what was calculated.
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    • What idiot decided to measure fuel in kilograms?
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    • “Cuz he was an experienced glider pilot” mf do you know how planes work? That they all train to glide a plane to safety?
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    • You forgot to mention that they landed it on a race track WHILE A RACE WAS TAKING PLACE
      OeYe 7 apr
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    • Who the fuck measures fuel in kilograms
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    • Why not measure in like gallons
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    • For those wondering, 22,300kgs is approximately 49,000 pounds. Meaning the plane had less than half the fuel that it was supposed to have
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    • Nice
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    • For everybody saying "just measure fuel by volume duh," thanks for knowing absolutely nothing about aviation
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    • This is weird. Pounds are more then a KG so wouldn't 22300 pounds of fuel be more than 22300 pounds of KG....
      Raxuis 7 apr
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    • Story gets even wilder when you find out they landed on a drag strip of a race track while people were racing
      StrawApe 7 apr
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    • “THiS iS WhY ImpERiAl Is bAd” yeah, but who the FUCK thought it would be a good idea to measure a liquid by weight and not volume/gallons/liters
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    • Lb is more than kg so how the fuck did he run outta fuel.
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