During a test of a new version of a missile, a carrier-based F/A-18 Hornet accidentally fires a missile and destroys an aircraft first described as a North Korean commercial liner in international airspace above the Sea of Japan. Harm, Mac, and Bud investigate aboard the carrier; they discover not only the cause of the unintended firing but also a spy message and the spy. During a confrontation with North Korea, a salvage vessel of the US Navy finds the wreckage of the downed aircraft, which proves to be not a commercial liner. Harm takes another ride in a Tomcat, with an atypical passenger under unusual circumstances. Bud and Harriet continue to build a history together. Written by
Did You Know?
The North Korean "MiGs" are Northrop F-5Ns, formerly of the Swiss Air Force, used by the US Navy to simulate MiG-21s for "aggressor" training. See more
When Harm and Mac are looking at the "missile rail" for the AMRAAM it clearly was a Triple Ejector Rack (TER) which does not hold missiles. See more