Jay is ordered to fly Cessna flight 30771 from the States to Sydney, with stopovers at Honolulu, Pago Pago and Norfolk Island. He's joined by Frank, who flies another Cessna. Frank crashes while taking off at Pago Pago, so Jay has to find Norfolk Island on his own. He gets lost and almost runs out of fuel. He contacts Gordon Vette by accident, the pilot of the ANZ 308, a plane with 88 passengers on board. He and his crew are the only ones who can save Jay. But to save him, they first have to find him...
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Did You Know?
The movie was inspired by a real-life event which occurred on December 21 1978, and which involved Air New Zealand flight 103 (and not 308) on a DC-10 (and not a 767). The airliner captain's name (Gordon Vette) was preserved, but Jay's last name was changed from Prochnow to Parkins. Most other names were changed for the movie. See more
The plane Capt. Vette was flying was a DC-10, not a 737-200 (as showed taking off from Fiji) nor a 767 as shown throughout the movie. The DC-10 has 3 engines and both aircraft depicted on the movie are twin-engine. See more
[Vanessa Cross, the chief flight attendant, enters the flight deck
Ah, the new cabin boss! Have you guys met? This is Ross Mann, first officer, soon-to-be captain. Captain Warren Banks, relief pilot...
Capt. Warren Banks
[Vanessa and Ross look at each other, and then she hands a paper printout to Gordon
You got the passenger list ready.
We've only 88 for the return flight. Plenty of room.
First Officer Mann
And maybe we can pop in for a drink at Sydney on the way...
Ross, soon-to-be captains don't hit on ...