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A commercial pilot is forced to keep a plane aloft that was struck in midair by another plane to keep it from ripping apart even as the fuel is running out and the air and cabin pressure is dropping.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Capt. Glen (Lucky) Singer
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Connie Phipps
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Capt. George W. Bouchard
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Duke Houston
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Ian Pryce
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Jack Eberly
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Pilot of Private Plane N9478C
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Henry Gibbons
Stephen E. Miller ...
Lt. Col. Frank O'Hearn
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Patty
Lorraine Landry ...
Jill Zimmer
Carrie Cain-Sparks ...
Crystal Dupree (as Carrie Cain Sparks)
Aaron Joseph ...
Adam Dupree
Louva Meloche ...
Tasha
Cody Serpa ...
Freddie
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An airliner collides with a light plane just after takeoff, causing its elevators to jam in the full climb position. It will crash as soon as the fuel runs out, unless some desperate measure succeeds in bringing the nose down. Written by Anonymous

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12 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aircrash - Katastrophe beim Take Off  »

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Trivia

The aircraft is a Gallant 270, made by Gallant Aviation, a fictitious company; probably named after producer Michael O. Gallant. See more »

Goofs

When the cockpit hatch is opened, objects in the passenger cabin are immediately blown backwards. They should be blown forwards until the decompression via the hatch is complete. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Singer: Glen Singer you are just flat-out "lucky".
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Followed by Final Run (1999) See more »

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Wooo!
15 July 2000 | by (Nottingham, England) – See all my reviews

This is one of that strange breed of films - the cliche ridden, made for TV that also happens to be fantastically entertaining!

No scenes of tedious plot exposition and no dead-weight back story dragging it down, just a damn fine airplane disaster flick with genuine excitement and a likeable cast.

Good work fellas!


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