A bomb on board an airliner has an altitude-sensitive trigger. Unless a ransom is paid, it will explode when the plane descends to land.

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Seaton
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A bomb is planted on board an airplane, with an altitude-sensitive trigger. It will explode when the plane descends through the altitude of 5,000 feet, unless the ransom demanded is paid. Written by Anonymous

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A madman, a bomb, and a crowded jetliner - in a skyful of drama and suspense!

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13 December 1966 (USA)  »

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Der Flug des Schreckens  »

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Capt. Anderson: [the captain is trying to decide which airport to land at] I can't make L.A.
Reilly (co-pilot): How about Las Vegas... I love gambling.
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Spoofed in Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) See more »

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Made for TV Classic
17 March 2001 | by (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) – See all my reviews

One of the best made for TV films with a an incredible cast! Especially interesting to see Jack Lord as an F.B.I. agent (in essence he is playing a character similar to Steve McGarrett, 2 years before Hawaii Five-0!)& kudos for Edmond O'Brien's chilling performance. This film which was written by Rod Serling (written in between Seven Days in May & Planet of the Apes) was not seen for many years due to a real life incident that copied the plot of the film. This would make a nice double feature with Fate Is the Hunter.


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