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.
Along with Airport '77 (1977) and The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979), this film was inducted into the RAZZIE Awards' Hall of Shame in 1983.
Salt Lake... Salt Lake! This is Columbia 409! It's Nancy Pryor... stewardess. Something hit us! All the flight crew is dead or badly injured! There's no one left to fly the plane! Help us! Oh my God, help us!
During the 747's takeoff run, the flight engineer ('Erik Estrada') leaves his seat and instrument panel to help the pilot advance the throttles. In actuality, a flight engineer always stays in his seat during takeoff and closely monitors his instruments in order to detect any malfunction or emergency condition during this critical phase of flight.