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
In his initial report to Asten, Quincy suggests that the infection which killed the victim is rickettsial in nature. They then go on to suggest that the cause might be plague. Plague is caused by Yersinia pestis, not anything in the Rickettsia geneus. See more