Airline Disasters - and Near Misses by milton

Question 11

All 306 people aboard survived when the Captain of this Airbus A330 successfully landed flight 236 at a military airport in the Azores islands after an unpowered 65 nautical mile glide following a twin engine flameout due to a mid-Atlantic fuel starvation en route to Lisbon from Toronto on August 24, 2001. The aircraft had developed a fuel leak on one side of the aircraft, and the crew had responded to the consequent imbalance indicators by opening cross-feed valves, thus sending fuel from the sound side to the leaking one.

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