An airliner collides with a light plane just after takeoff, causing its elevators to jam in the full climb position. It will crash as soon as the fuel runs out, unless some desperate measure succeeds in bringing the nose down.
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John de Lancie
plays the co-pilot of the ill-fated plane accidentally hit by a small jet due to a distracted air controller. The actor would later play a distracted air controller who causes two planes to crash in one of the episodes of Breaking Bad
(2008). See more
If '48C had taken off from 9L as it was supposed to, it would be on almost the same course, only displaced to the left by the distance between the runways. If the actual position of '48C following takeoff from 9R created a collision course with Quest 19, then the intended position would still have created a dangerous close approach. Therefore no such order to turn would have been given. See more
Glen "Lucky" Singer
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the captain speaking. If you look out the left side of the plane, you'll see a military helicopter. Do not be alarmed. I'm going to coordinate an unusual maneuver with this aircraft. I'm going to ask him to create some holes in the tip of our plane, by shooting his guns.
Followed by Final Run