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Passenger airliner helped with sailboat rescue

What a great story. I'm glad they were able to find him. Go Air Canada!

Air Canada helps find troubled yacht off Australia - Yahoo! News
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That's really cool!
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That's a flight the airline crew and passengers won't forget. And it was the trusty old mirror flashing the sunlight that helped them spot the boat.
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Rescue off NSW (Aust) SE Coast

Apologies if someone else has already posted re this.

Sailor back on land after storm smashes yacht - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

edit - yes they had so I've moved post over here. interesting interview.
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Re: Passenger airliner helped with sailboat rescue

Geez, that boat was his home. Makes you think. Glad to see he's doing okay though.
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Very cool story! . . .
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Re: Passenger airliner helped with sailboat rescue

Great story! Anyone able to tell what kind of boat it was or know anything about the storm? It looks like an IOR boat to me of some kind....

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