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Hangar Stories: An Airplane Ran Out of Fuel at 41,000 Feet

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Reminds me of the dunking of a Boeing 307 off Seattle in 2002:

https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-boeing-307-stratoliner-seattle

https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20020328-0

Another case of "out of gas"!  The 307 had been flown to the EAA show earlier.  Because the fuel gauges were not accurate, the crew exercised extra caution by landing and refueling as often as necessary to ensure an adequate fuel load remained between stops.  The remaining fuel at each stop was read using the trusty calibrated dip stick.  The flight to and from Oshkosh was uneventful. 

Later, Boeing was performing the final checks before handing the aircraft off to the Smithsonian when this incident occurred.    Apparently, the Boeing crew didn't have a dip stick. 

Several million dollars later, the aircraft was again ready for the flight to the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy-Center where it now can be seen.

James M Driskell

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Been a while since last hearing the story about the Gimli Glider.  But, uhmmm, his example problem at about 7:30 is incorrect.  10 ÷ 10 + 10 x 10 = 101 is incorrect.  The correct result is 110.  One would hope a site focused on teaching science, math, and thinking could get that right?  :huh:

Greg

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1 hour ago, lownslo said:

10 ÷ 10 + 10 x 10 = 101 is incorrect.

It is correct (think about precedence): (10/10) + (10*10)

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1 hour ago, lownslo said:

Been a while since last hearing the story about the Gimli Glider.  But, uhmmm, his example problem at about 7:30 is incorrect.  10 ÷ 10 + 10 x 10 = 101 is incorrect.  The correct result is 110.  One would hope a site focused on teaching science, math, and thinking could get that right?  :huh:

Greg

Back to  school for you. Correct answer is 101. Multiply and divide first, then add or subtract left to right.

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Yep, you guys are correct.  Shouldn't have been in such a rush.

Thanks, now I'm off to bone up on my order of operations. :wacko:

Greg

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