"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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
In real life, an FAA air traffic controller was in the flight deck jumpseat. This was not depicted in the movie. See more
In the beginning of the movie, while in the simulator, a "rapid decompression" scenario is thrown at the crew. But with clearance to land AND the runway in sight, there's no way they'd be at 8,000 feet (the maximum normal airliner cabin pressure), let alone the 10,000 feet James Cromwell mentions outside the simulator. And as the plane descends toward the airport, the pressure reduces gently anyway to match the ambient air pressure of the destination. See more
[to a flight attendant
Excuse me! Could you...?
What's the matter, honey?
Is everything all right?
I don't think so. Up there!
[David points to a crack on the ceiling, which expands, and a violent decompression follows, ripping a large portion of the fuselage