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Blackout Effect (1998)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  4 January 1998 (USA)
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There has been a mid-air collision involving a passenger jet and a cargo flight, killing everyone aboard the two planes. The NTSB investigator in charge, whose girlfriend died in the crash,... See full summary »

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There has been a mid-air collision involving a passenger jet and a cargo flight, killing everyone aboard the two planes. The NTSB investigator in charge, whose girlfriend died in the crash, is puzzled. On one side, the air traffic controller claims he lost radar contact with the cargo plane shortly before impact, when his screen "blacked out." On the other side, everyone else, including the controller's bosses and the media, put the blame on human error. The truth is soon to be uncovered, as the aging air traffic control facilities are on the verge of failing right in the middle of the busy Thanksgiving season. Written by Sergio Ortega

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Before the collision, Drake repeatedly calls the cargo plane on the radio and gets no response. Afterwards neither he nor anyone else mentions this. See more »

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Interesting
12 August 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This was recently shown on BBC so I had a chance to watch it. An Air Traffic Controler's life is one of the most stressful, as is illustrated in this drama. It has an interesting plot, which (I think) is well played out by the actors. Although Charles Smith's character is a little over the top.

All in all it's a pretty good movie.


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