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This picture was taken hours after the landing of the "Gimli Glider". After a hard landing and hitting the guard rail, the nose gear collapsed. This runway is an inactive runway. At the time of the landing, there was a go-cart race going on. They quickly cleared the runway when the B767 was on final approach! Photo by Grant Sesak.

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Jul 23, 1983

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This picture was taken hours after the landing of the "Gimli Glider". After a hard landing and hitting the guard rail, the nose gear collapsed. This runway is an inactive runway. At the time of the landing, there was a go-cart race going on. They quickly cleared the runway when the B767 was on final approach! Photo by Grant Sesak.

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Mehedi Hassan

That was a challenging landing indeed.

Graham Budgeon

It might be on Google. Great photo!!

Great Picture

There was a great photo published, I think in Life Magazine, from the runway as the aircraft approached. There are still people in lawn chairs watching the drag races. Anyone know how I could find it??