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 <email@example.com>
13 December 1993 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771
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Did You Know?
In the movie the light aircraft is first sighted by the passengers, after the search by the jet. In the actual event, the light aircraft eventually happened across an oil rig under tow, and was thus able to determine his position (the search happened as depicted, but was not actually successful.) See more
Air New Zealand plane is a 737 when it leaves Fiji, but a 767 thereafter. See more
771, this is 308. What are your vital statistics?
I've gotten down to take a look at the ocean. Fuel gauge is low. Airspeed 110 knots. All I can see is... water and sky. I've been up there for 14 hours. Everything is starting to look the same.
Hang in there, 771. We're going to find you. Just call us on 121.5 every two minutes so we can determine whether we're within 200 miles of each other.
Will do, thanks. Listen, 308? You're not really out there for search and rescue, aren't you? I mean... ...