Jul 30, - Air Canada said yesterday that its Boeing jet ran out of fuel in midflight last the fuel supply of the airline's first aircraft to use metric measurements. is no longer in active use except as a drag strip for automobile races. Apr 14, - The story of the Gimli Glider is the stuff legends are made out of. measurements rather than metric ones and the plane was rapidly running out of fuel. the plane would eventually land had become a drag racing strip where crowds and moving to South Korea to fly s for Asiana Airlines before his.