PG | | Action, Drama, Thriller
A 747 in flight collides with a small plane, and is rendered pilotless. Somehow the control tower must get a pilot aboard so the jet can land.
Third motion picture to feature both Martha Scott and Charlton Heston, the first two being The Ten Commandments (1956) and Ben-Hur (1959). Scott plays Heston's mother in both of those films.
Well, the first stewardess is at the controls, but she... she's in constant touch with the tower.
Barney: You mean THE STEWARDESS IS FLYING THE PLANE?
Mrs. Patroni: Would you please keep your voice down.
Barney: The stewardess is flying the plane. The stewardess...
Mrs Devaney: ...
The First Officer requests ATC clearance and mentions "...taxi in five minutes." The next scene is a mobile lounge docking with the plane and the first few passengers boarding the plane. It takes at least 20 minutes to prepare a cabin for takeoff from the time the first passengers boards the plane - and it would be more like 30 to 40 minutes for a Boeing 747.
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