True story recounting the crash of Eastern Airlines flight 401, which crashed in the Everglades while on approach to Miami in December 1972. Accurate in many respects, the movie goes ... See full summary »

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True story recounting the crash of Eastern Airlines flight 401, which crashed in the Everglades while on approach to Miami in December 1972. Accurate in many respects, the movie goes through the events leading up to the crash, the crash itself, and the rescue effort afterwards. Written by Trent Nickson <callisto@zip.com.au>

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'Bob Crane' - actor from Hogan's Heroes - was originally cast in this movie, but was murdered before filming commenced. See more »

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About 24 minutes into the film, there is a shot of the Lockheed-1011 at the airport terminal. However, what is shown is not an L-1011 jumbo but a Boeing 727, a medium size commercial jetliner. See more »

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Follows The Ghost of Flight 401 (1978) See more »

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Standard 70's Disaster Film based on real events
11 December 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

As with the other user comment, Crash follows the real life story of the first crash of a jumbo jet, Eastern Airlines flight 401. Based on the excellent book by Rob and Sara Elder, the film, however, takes liberties with the facts. Most obvious is the William Shatner character, which must have been added as a narrative device but didn't exist in real life. Further, the films conclusion as to what caused the crash is wrong - not following the book nor the NTSB findings.


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