CVR transcript Air Canada Flight 621 - 05 JUL 1970 Last updated: 16 October 2004 Cockpit … Credits/Legal . Update: The Gimli Glider–Air Canada Flight 143–was retired from service on 24 January 2008 in a ceremony involving Captain Robert Pearson, First Officer Maurice Quintal, and three of the six flight attendants who had been aboard Flight 143 during its unscheduled glide and rough landing. On July 23, 1983, Air Canada Flight 143, a Boeing 767 jetliner, ran out of fuel at an altitude of 12,500 metres (41,000 ft), midway through its Montreal to Edmonton flight, in Canada. Text transcript for those who do not want to download the file: Air Canada Flight 143, July 23 (1983) Brief Description. The Gimli Glider is the nickname of an Air Canada aircraft that was involved in an unusual aviation incident.