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...
Tony Kessen <email@example.com>
13 December 1993 (USA)
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Küldetés: A 771-es járat megmentése
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?
Near the end of the movie, where Jay finally lands his airplane and everyone at the airport is cheering, the camera focuses on two men, one a bit taller than the other, hugging and slapping each other in celebration of Jay's landing. These are the real Jay and Gordon Vette, as this movie is based on a true story. See more
When the sunset check is done by Jay in the aircraft and Auckland Center members outside the tower, they don't take into account the altitude/elevation of the aircraft and the ATC members. The aircraft appears to be less than than 100' above the water while the ATC members are at some undetermined height (looking from a railing part way up the control tower). Not checking beforehand could induce a significant error when the time was checked. 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 ...