TV Movie | TV-14 | | Drama
True story of a brand-new Canadian airliner running out of fuel in-flight and forced to glide to the nearest airfield.
The real names of three key individuals - Bob Pearson, Maurice Quintal, and Rick Dion - and their families were retained for the movie, but the names of other people as well as the airline and the flight number were changed. It was really Air Canada flight 143.
You don't want the oxygen masks popping out. It might panic the passengers.
Capt. Bob Pearson: "Might panic"? Heh. I'm surprised they're not back there knitting their own parachutes right now.
A Lexus is shown at the airport. Lexus didn't exist in 1983.
Bob Pearson, the real pilot of the "Gimli Glider" (the story that inspired this film), features as the Examiner in the simulator footage at the beginning of the film.