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Movie Air Crash Scenes...  
User currently offlineBlackhawk144 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3182 times:

I know this is a very morbid topic, but I've always wanted to ask...

1) What's you favorite air crash scene?

2) What's the most realistic air crash scene?

3) What's the most realistic aircraft movie?

Please mods dont move this to the Aviation Polls and Prefs just cause of Question 1.

For me Question 1 would be the Windsor DC-8 Crash in Die Hard 2, that was quite spectacular, as far as most movies go. The crashes in the made-for-TV movie "Freefall" were pretty cool too.

Anthony

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User currently offlineCorocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3157 times:

I would have to say the scene from 'Alive' was pretty entertaining. And of course the one from 'castaway' was entertaining as well, although not very realistic.

User currently offlineLobster From Germany, joined Oct 2008, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3148 times:

I liked the short scene from Fightclub. I thought that one was pretty cool.

User currently offlineCMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3088 times:

I'm thinking the 727 crash scene from US Marshalls, it's the best part of the movie.


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User currently offlineBjg231 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3051 times:

Although you don't really see a closeup of the plane "crashing," I'd say Final Destination probably had the best crash scene, especially b/c of the eery lead in to takeoff.

Now for the WORST crash I've ever seen, that would have to be Air Force One. The entire big budgeted movie was filled with great special effects and good action sequences, but the end sequence (with the 747 crashing in the water) looked too computer generated with HORRIBLE physics.



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User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3013 times:

I agree, Air Force One, was the worst, more unrealistic movie I ever see, I laughed so much when Harrison Ford was passing form plane to plane on that rope Big grin So unrealistic....  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
A very good airplane movie was (I don´t remember the name). The one which was about a 744 flying to USA with this terrorist and a bomb staring Kurt Russell? The rescue team gets to the 744 by a plane with the "bridge". In the movie, Steven Segal was also, and he dies when this "bridge" collapses. Very good indeed.
A very bad movie as well was Passanger 54 (or whatever). The only good part was Halle Berry  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Love
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User currently offlineBobs89irocz From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 632 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2996 times:

The King Air 200 on Jurasic Park 3...They took off and the T Rex jumped out in front of them...nice crash. Also the ones on "Air America."



User currently offlineGulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2993 times:

I enjoyed the F/A-18 Super Hornet & SAM scene from Behind Enemy Lines. I thought the Beaver crash in The Edge was pretty spectacular.

GulfstreamGuy



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User currently offlineHavik747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2978 times:

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User currently offlineBENNETT123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7460 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2955 times:


Checo77

It was Executive Decision and Passenger 57.

Your reviews are spot on.

Clearly US Marshalls was the best. The Windsor DC8 was pretty good, I for one was unsure if it was a model.

The B747 crash was the worst for many years. I am sure that a model could have been crashed more realistically.


User currently offlineChazzerguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 277 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2897 times:


I also vote for the FIGHTCLUB crash scene... Very brief, but it has that pit of the stomach feeling like "Yeh, that's probably pretty much what it would be like to be on a disintegrating airliner..."

It's the stuff of nightmares.


User currently offlineQxeguy From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

For me its a tie between 'Alive' and 'Fight Club'...Final Destination a solid 2nd place. Morbid, but entertaining. I guess we a.netters like them for the same reason the general public likes horror movies..we like to scare ourselves. Partially the reason I am such an NTGEO "Air Emergency" fan.


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User currently offlineSnn2003 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

Who mage Freefall, was it ABC? I cant recall


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User currently offlineAA B777-200 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2001, 505 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2743 times:

I don't know what the movie's called, but my "favorite" would be the one highlighting the Eastern Airlines crash in the Everglades, South Florida.
The actual crash was on Dec.29th, 1972 and involved a L1011 flying out of JFK into Miami.
The scenes looked pretty realistic.


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2741 times:
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The US Marshalls B727 going down the road and taking out all the power polls and then the crash was awesome

User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2224 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2685 times:
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For shear realism it was a DH Beaver/Otter(?) tumbling on a lake landing in the 1982 Charlton Heston release "Mother Lode" Why? - It was real.

The pilot was flying a passenger (hence it qualified as an airliner) in to remote Canadian lake. Gorgeous day and long panning screen filling scene as it set down on almost mirror surface and a float digs in. Bang. Cartwheel to total disintegration. It wasn't supposed to happen but was so spectacular and well filmed the script was changed (completely) to keep it in. Yes, he lived I believe, otherwise I'm sure it would not have been included.



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User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2682 times:

"The actual crash was on Dec.29th, 1972 and involved a L1011 flying out of JFK into Miami."

The movie´s name is "Crash of Flight 401", a very good movie indeed.


User currently offlineBCal From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

I think that the crash in the movie "Fearless" starring Jeff Bridges (his personality was changed after surviving the air crash and this was the theme for the remainder of the film) seemed realistic to me.




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User currently offlineAirindia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1634 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

forgot the slow, mid-air disintegration of the mammoth Antonov 124 (wonder if that was an AN-225 Mriya) in James bonds' - 'Die Another Day'.

That too was very artificial.....


User currently offlineBurg400 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

Was there not a Action film that actually had a helicopter crash, unintentional but it managed to kill the pilot and I think 2 child actors along with another adult actor. From what I can remember when it appeared on the news was during an action scene the helicopter was caught by the pyrotechnics as it flew low coming down on the children while they were running.
I'm positive the scene was never used but I've no idea what film it was or whether the film ever made it to the theatres.



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User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3524 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

The mid air sequence involving the flat spin in top gun. The stunt pilot in that movie died because of it. I think he did the weight and balance of his Pitts without the camera, and it would have been able to pull out of the flat spin had the weight and moment been correct. but the camera in the nose of the airplane brought it too far forward and he was unable to pull out.

I think that was the best crash sequence in movie history

but yeah the fight club scene was pretty awesome as well.



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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5162 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2441 times:

For me the best scenes:
Die Hard 2--Windsor DC8 and Evergreen 747
Final Destination--747
Jurassic Park 3 -- King Air 200 (and that was a Spinosaurus not T-Rex)
Cliffhanger--DC9 and Lockheed Jetstar



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User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2416 times:

Was there not a Action film that actually had a helicopter crash, unintentional but it managed to kill the pilot and I think 2 child actors along with another adult actor. From what I can remember when it appeared on the news was during an action scene the helicopter was caught by the pyrotechnics as it flew low coming down on the children while they were running.
I'm positive the scene was never used but I've no idea what film it was or whether the film ever made it to the theatres.


"Twilight Zone: The Movie" It was rewritten and the scene removed. Major lawsuits resulted. Major changes made (supposedly) in movie production safety. I believe James Cameron was the director involved.


User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

Best Crash Scene? B-17 belly landing in "12 O'Clock High". No CGI or special effects... They crashed an actual B-17 for that one....

User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

Burg400, you are thinking of "The Twilight Zone" movie. Actor Vic Morrow and two Vietnamese-American children were killed when the pyrotechnics malfunctioned, causing the helicopter above to fall to the ground, crushing the three.

There actually is video of this scene, but the deaths are not visible. Most of Vic Morrow's scenes were already filmed, and his shots were left in. As for the rest of the movie, it made it to theatrical release, but did not do very well (for the most part, it was an awful movie!!).

My favorite crash scene is from "Cliffhanger", a movie which made "Die Hard 2" look like Shakespeare. I found myself hoping all the characters would die just so they'd SHUT UP!! I mean, were all of Lithgow's henchman stupid enough to believe that he'd share ANY of the money with them? I guess all the budget went into that amazing mountain crash.



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25 Mischadee : As for most realistic airplane movie. What about Pushing Tin? Mischa.
26 Jetjeanes : Yeah i remember the eastern crash movie,,i read the book to, there were rumors that capt don repo ,s ghost was seen in differnt l-10-11,s for years af
27 September11 : not really made into a movie but a TV show Air Florida's 737 Potomac River crash
28 Planespotterx : Although not "commercial" aviation, the scenes in Pearl Harbor were pretty cool, esp at the beginning with the Mustangs and Damon and Affleck playing
29 Andz : Remember the 747 that made an emergency landing at a Russian military airfield in "White Nights"? It was actually a 707 made to look like a 747, durin
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