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Miracle Landing (1990)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 11 February 1990
A passenger jet loses a portion of its fuselage in flight over Hawaii and is forced to make an emergency landing.


Dick Lowry


Garner Simmons
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Connie Sellecca ... Mimi Tompkins
Wayne Rogers ... Bob Schornstheimer
Ana Alicia ... Michelle Honda (as Ana-Alicia)
Nancy Kwan ... C.B. Lansing
James Cromwell ... B.J. Cocker
Jay Thomas ... Ed Meyer, Maui Tower Supervisor
Armin Shimerman ... Rick, Maui Tower Operator
Jeff Allin ... Jeff Thomas
Kathleen Bailey Kathleen Bailey ... Cindy Thomas
James Grant Benton James Grant Benton ... Kapali
Ray Bumatai Ray Bumatai ... Gilbert Kili Honda
Glenn Cannon Glenn Cannon ... Roy Wesler
David S. Cass Sr. David S. Cass Sr. ... Man
Jane Daly ... Gail Kornberg
Troy Evans ... Sonny Tompkins


"Miss, what's that?" the kid asked the stewardess, pointing to a small crack that he noticed in celing above him. At that point, the crack widens and the entire roof of the airplane is ripped off. Based on a true story. Written by Kevin Soucy <serpent2@ix.netcom.com>

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Release Date:

11 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aterrizaje milagroso See more »

Filming Locations:

Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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CBS See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In real life, an FAA air traffic controller was in the flight deck jumpseat. This was not depicted in the movie. See more »


The blood stains on the man with a piece of plastic stuck on his face change between two continuous shots. See more »


Michelle Honda: Cindy? What are you guys doing here? I thought you were on your honeymoon!
Cindy Thomas: We're on our way home. Jeff has to get back to work and Paradise has me scheduled to fly this weekend.
Michelle Honda: Aw, me too. I've got to fly every weekend this month. So, how was it, guys?
Cindy Thomas: Great!
[Jeff laughs]
Cindy Thomas: But too short. We went to Waipio Valley.
Michelle Honda: Ah! That's just perfect. Isn't that the most beautiful place in the world?
Jeff Thomas: Well, we wouldn't know. We never left the room.
[pause, Jeff and Michelle laugh, Cindy is embarrassed]
Jeff Thomas: Except ...
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This movie is NOT stupid.
10 October 2003 | by alex_greaseSee all my reviews

I have to admit that I actually never watched the movie, but I wanted to add some facts to franzi775's post, since it's some sort of misinformation.

Miracle Landing is based on a true accident, like already said by other comments, and covers the story of flight 243 of Aloha Airlines.

Indeed, sudden explosive decompression CAN lead to a complete loss of an aircraft, but it MUST not! Besides Aloha 243 there are some similar accidents that did end up *quite* fortunately, e.g. United flight 801, 10 months later.

Thus... the movie is realistic, rather than stupid! Sorry, but had to set things right.

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