Jay is ordered to fly Cessna flight 30771 from the States to Sydney, with stopovers at Honolulu, Pago Pago and Norfolk Island. He's joined by Frank, who flies another Cessna. Frank crashes while taking off at Pago Pago, so Jay has to find Norfolk Island on his own. He gets lost and almost runs out of fuel. He contacts Gordon Vette by accident, the pilot of the ANZ 308, a plane with 88 passengers on board. He and his crew are the only ones who can save Jay. But to save him, they first have to find him... Written by
Tony Kessen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
In the actual event, the light aircraft proceeded to Norfolk, under escort by the Air Force Rescue aircraft (which didn't turn back, as depicted in the film) and the DC-10 jet. The DC-10 then proceeded to Auckland, its original destination. See more
When Jay looks up and sees the 737 piloted by Gordon, the cockpit lights are full bright. Flying at night, and attempting to see an aircraft, the cockpit lights would be off. The usual night illumination in the cockpit comes from the instrument panel. See more
[Vanessa Cross, the chief flight attendant, enters the flight deck
Ah, the new cabin boss! Have you guys met? This is Ross Mann, first officer, soon-to-be captain. Captain Warren Banks, relief pilot...
Capt. Warren Banks
[Vanessa and Ross look at each other, and then she hands a paper printout to Gordon
You got the passenger list ready.
We've only 88 for the return flight. Plenty of room.
First Officer Mann
And maybe we can pop in for a drink at Sydney on the way...
Ross, soon-to-be captains don't hit on ...