Air traffic controller, John Barnes, a respectable family father with an immaculate record, is suspected of causing a mid-air plane crash. He suddenly takes his colleagues in the tower hostage, demanding tapes which should help clear him. Matt negotiates with the remarkably lucid and reasonable man. Gradually becomes clear the key is in John's personal life: neighbor friend Mark aboard the crashed plane, but with a crucial twist. Matt chooses an unorthodox approach. Written by
Did You Know?
This show features a fictional FBI unit. Joe Spano
and Tim DeKay
both play air traffic controllers. Both had played or would go on to play FBI agents in recurring roles, Spano on NCIS
(2003) and DeKay on White Collar
(2009). See more
[trying to convince an air traffic controller to go back to his post
Look in my eyes. You don't know me, okay, and we will never meet. I am one of the two thousand passengers up there that you are responsible for, right now. I am up there. I am up there, sitting on a plane, anxious to get home. Please, am I gonna get home?
References The Andy Griffith Show