Flight 42 was on its way, when it comes across an unidentifiable storm. Realizing they must go through, find themselves in France, 1940, World war II. A young soldier (Robbie Kay) tells them they are in the middle of a war zone. Dodging bullets and bombs the flight will attempt to make it back to modern day, without changing history too much.
Did You Know?
The air to ground (land mattress), air to air missiles (R4M), and the Luftwaffe jets actually existed at the time, were being tested, or being built within a couple years of the date the story takes place. See more
Early part of the movie, when they realize no other traffic is showing on radar, the Captain decides to "make a loop" to see if anything shows up. First off, a "loop" in an aircraft is a 360 degree move in the vertical plane, something never done with a commercial aircraft... he meant a turn. Second they started the maneuver by pushing forward on the control yokes which would begin a descent. In a turn, you normally descend unless you ease back on the yoke to maintain lift. See more
References Quantum Leap