As two armed-robbers terrorise staff and customers inside a Bank of America branch in San Fernando Valley, North Hollywood, they are oblivious to the mounting police presence outside the building. The scene is set for the most extraordinary and violent shootout in modern American police history.
This episode tells the story of Air France Flight 8969 which was an Air France flight that was hijacked on December 24, 1994 at Houari Boumedienne Airport in Algiers by four armed men dressed as Algerian policemen. The pilot was eventually ordered to fly the plane to Marseilles, France and the crisis was ultimately resolved by the GIGN, the intervention group of the French Gendarmerie ( a law-enforcement agency ), with minimal casualties to passengers. All four hijackers were killed by the GIGN during the gun battle to end the hijacking.