A hijacked plane lands at LAX, complete with terrorists making demands. Also on board is a deadly virus, which threatens everyone on board, including the perpetrators. Quincy must find an antidote, while maintaining the trust of the hijackers, before it's too late. Written by
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The aircraft shown in most exterior views is a Convair 880, a short-lived and rather unpopular type once used by around a dozen airlines. The specific aircraft shown was initially flown by Japan Airlines, and was owned by Century 2000 at the time of the Quincy episode. Subsequently, it was converted to a freighter and flown by Profit Express, Aero American Corporation, and Central American Airways, before being scrapped at Puerto Rico in 1985. See more
The hijacked aircraft, alternately called Alpha Bravo 6367 and PLL 636, is told to land on "Auxiliary Runway Number 4". Although Los Angeles International Airport has four runways, none is named runway four. Runways take their names from their directions, and in reference to adjacent runways of similar direction. All four runways at LAX face the same direction, and when approached from the sea as in the episode, are referred to as 6L, 6R, 7L, and 7R. See more