A passenger jet loses a portion of its fuselage in flight over Hawaii and is forced to make an emergency landing.

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Mimi Tompkins
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Bob Schornstheimer
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Michelle Honda (as Ana-Alicia)
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C.B. Lansing
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B.J. Cocker
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Ed Meyer, Maui Tower Supervisor
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Rick, Maui Tower Operator
Jeff Allin ...
Jeff Thomas
Kathleen Bailey ...
Cindy Thomas
James Grant Benton ...
Kapali
Ray Bumatai ...
Gilbert Kili Honda
Glenn Cannon ...
Roy Wesler
David S. Cass Sr. ...
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Gail Kornberg
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Sonny Tompkins
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"Miss, what's that?" the kid asked the stewardess, pointing to a small crack that he noticed in celing above him. At that point, the crack widens and the entire roof of the airplane is ripped off. Based on a true story. Written by Kevin Soucy <serpent2@ix.netcom.com>

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11 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Aterrizaje milagroso  »

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In real life, an FAA air traffic controller was in the flight deck jumpseat. This was not depicted in the movie. See more »

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When Mimi starts calling Maui Tower after attempting to restart the #1 engine, the clouds in the background change between shots. See more »

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Michelle Honda: Cindy? What are you guys doing here? I thought you were on your honeymoon!
Cindy Thomas: We're on our way home. Jeff has to get back to work and Paradise has me scheduled to fly this weekend.
Michelle Honda: Aw, me too. I've got to fly every weekend this month. So, how was it, guys?
Cindy Thomas: Great!
[Jeff laughs]
Cindy Thomas: But too short. We went to Waipio Valley.
Michelle Honda: Ah! That's just perfect. Isn't that the most beautiful place in the world?
Jeff Thomas: Well, we wouldn't know. We never left the room.
[pause, Jeff and Michelle laugh, Cindy is embarrassed]
Jeff Thomas: Except ...
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Excellent movie!
28 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie is by far one of the best in the field of the air disaster made-for-TV movies. Great visual quality, great soundtrack, excellent special effects (it isn't easy to show a 737 with portion of the roof out). It really is to wonder how that plane made it.


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