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Metric Conversion Blamed for Canadian Jet's Forced Landing

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Author:Jim Loy
Description: The complete story for this headline for an AP news story, on July 29, 1983, when a measurement error in the "conversion and comunication" of metric weight and volume information caused a fuel shortage that forced a Boeing 767 to make an emergency landing.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Measurement

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