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JBreeze
10-16-2012, 01:54 PM
(Bilge sweetener)

"On Tuesday October 16, 2012 at 8:15am (Sydney time), just as flight AC033 was arriving near its final destination, the crew received a request for help from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). They were asked to locate a yacht that had sent out a distress call earlier. Our pilots confirmed that they had sufficient fuel to undertake this, and headed out to an area 275 miles east of Sydney...."

http://gofar.aircanada.com/2012/ac033-rescues-yacht-and-passenger-in-south-pacific/

Congrats to Air Canada, its crew and passengers for a job well doneY>Y>Y>

Steve McMahon
10-16-2012, 02:30 PM
I read about it on CBC this morning. It would have been coolm to be on that flight, not every day you get to drop down to 3500' over the ocean in an airliner.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/10/16/air-canada-australia-rescue-sailor.html

Hollingsworth
10-16-2012, 08:17 PM
Well done

Graeme Forrest
10-17-2012, 12:33 AM
According to our local news an Air New Zealand A320 was also call on to assist.