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 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 »

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Doug Torbel: How about a beer?
Michelle Honda: Sure, what would you like. Uh, light or regular?
Doug Torbel: No, no! I mean, when we get back to O'ahu!
[Michelle laughs]
Doug Torbel: I thought you'd join me for one.
Michelle Honda: [smiling] No, I... I don't think so. Thanks.
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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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