Falling from the Sky: Flight 174 (Movie review)

TV adaptation of the true story of the Gimli Glider: a brand-new Boeing 767 runs out of fuel and must glide to an abandoned airstrip.

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Dead cockpit…

If I say “fuel starvation”, you might think it would be unlikely on a commercial aircraft in a developed country. But what if I told you that this happened on a state-of-the-art Boeing 767 on a Canadian airline in 1983? This is the story depicted in Falling from the Sky: Flight 174, also known as Freefall: Flight 174. Continue reading “Falling from the Sky: Flight 174 (Movie review)”

Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac (Movie review)

True story of the survivors of Air Florida flight 90, a Boeing 737 that crashed into the icy waters of the Potomac shortly after take-off.

F/O Pettit and Capt. Wheaton (Bruce Wright and James Whitmore Jr.)

As part of my series of reviews on movies based on true air disasters, this is Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac, also known as Florida Flight 90 or simply Flight No. 90, a movie about the crash of an Air Florida jet near the 14th Street Bridge near Washington National Airport on January 13, 1982
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