Enjoy a selection of reviews on air disaster movies, complete with basic plot summary, pictures, interesting things to notice. The following is sorted by posting date, but if you prefer, you may view a list sorted by movie title.
Trans Rio Air flight 767 crashes in the Amazon rainforest leaving a handful of survivors in the first episode of this TV series.
You’ve heard stories when the plane crashes in the city or the village, and leaves many dead, including those on the ground. The planes crash into civilisation. But what if the passengers are stranded in a hostile environment, such as a jungle, a desert or worse: a shark-saturated sea? Fasten your seat belts, because today, we’re unfortunately flying Trans Rio Air, to Rio de Janeiro, and might never make it! Welcome to Amazon! Continue reading “Peter Benchley’s Amazon (Movie review)”
Trans Global flight 2 has a bomb onboard. But that’s not the only thing happening at Lincoln International Airport that snowy evening…
This is the movie that started it… The trend of the 1970s disaster movies. It was at the time when the Boeing 707 was king of the airports, and a lot of drama and an all-start cast made movies great. This is what Airport, based on Arthur Hailey’s excellent novel of the same name, is all about. Continue reading “Airport (Movie review)”
After reaching cruising altitude, a small crack in the roof of the 737 developed into an crippling 18-foot hole. Based on Aloha flight 243.
The disaster that occurred on April 28, 1988 is quite memorable. An Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 lost an 18 ft. section of its fuselage at 24,000 feet, due to metal fatigue. Miraculously, only one occupant, a flight attendant, perished during the sudden decompression. With an aircraft getting more and more difficult to control, one engine out of two working, and an aircraft that could fall apart any minute, the cockpit crew does the impossible: a Miracle Landing. Continue reading “Miracle Landing (Movie review)”
An instrument malfunction leaves a Cessna pilot lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Only the Captain of a nearby airliner can save him.
Imagine you’ve been flying for over 14 hours non-stop over the Pacific Ocean. You see nothing but the ocean around you. You try to contact your destination airport but get no answer. You then realize you are lost in the middle of nowhere… on a Cessna airplane. Your only hope is for the Captain of a commercial flight nearby (or believed to be) to help you. This is what the made-for-TV movie Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771, based on a true story, is all about. Continue reading “Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771 (Movie review)”