Now here’s a rescue story you don’t see every day. Thanks to The Globe and Mail.
It was almost the end of a long, uneventful Pacific crossing for the 270 passengers aboard Air Canada flight AC033 to Sydney when an electrifying announcement came on the public address system.
The captain said the plane had to divert its course to help locate a vessel in distress in the Tasman Sea, between Australia and New Zealand.
Thanks to extra fuel left on their plane and a pair of binoculars from a passenger, the crew of the Air Canada jetliner was credited Monday with assisting in the rescue of an Australian yacht adrift in the South Pacific. Read on.