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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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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Special Agent Frank Thompson: [to the man who planted the bomb] Mister, you picked a lousy time to die!
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Spoofed in Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) See more »

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Trapped In The Sky, by Rod Serling
16 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Think Rod Serling wasn't a Thunderbirds fan? Then check out this 1966 telemovie about an airplane with an altitude-sensitive bomb on board, programmed to explode upon descent - the plot is a direct inspiration from Thunderbirds' pilot episode "Trapped In The Sky."


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