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Film:Miracle Of Flight 771  
User currently offlineSilverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3867 times:

This was on UK tv today, caught the end of it. At first i thought it was one of the horrendously awful US disaster movies, but the credits said it was based on a true sory.
Any threads out there that i can get more info?

The search engine gave 0 for 771

Ta

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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3835 times:

Was this the one?:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107556/plotsummary

If so, it is, in fact, a true story.

It's detailed in a book I have stashed somewhere at home, a book which also contains a chapter on the BA 747 encounter with volcanic ash.

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3820 times:

This'll help you out quite a bit:

http://www.navworld.com/navcerebrations/mayday.htm

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24938 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3766 times:

I also only caught the end of it.

BTW, Memphis Belle is on Channel 5 at 8pm tonight also  Big grin



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3722 times:

This thread reminded me to give you guys the heads up to see it, I've known since Saturday and each day forgot to do it.

I taped it, its a good film and they did stick somewhat closer to the facts - They had an extra pilot on the F/D - the real plane was a DC-10 and had an engineer so they put another guy up there on the 767. There was only one shot of a different A/C type (unlike some damn films) and at least the aircraft footage was all NZ.

Phil
FlyingColours



Lifes a train racing towards you, now you can either run away or grab a chair & a beer and watch it come - Phil
User currently offlineTbanger From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 266 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3555 times:

Silverfox: The search engine gave 0 for 771

This is because the movie called the flight number 771. It was actually a Cessna 188 Agwagon and the registration/callsign was N30771.



User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1516 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3372 times:

It's detailed in a book I have stashed somewhere at home, a book which also contains a chapter on the BA 747 encounter with volcanic ash.

The book you are referring to is 'Emergency - crisis on the flight deck'.

The story is absolutely true. One of the crew who was part of this heroic rescue was on the ill fated NZ DC10 that impacted Mount Erebus in Antartica in 1979.

rgds//Vimanav



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User currently offlineSilverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3155 times:

Thanks for all the replies,
Ref Memphis Belle, there was a prog on recently that dealt with the B-17 and mentioned the Belle quite a lot

Oh and just as an aside, the Smithsonian at Washington is superb!
Only had 2hrs there, before coming home, so did it a bit quick.
Well worth the effort to get there, and good views of I/a a/c as well


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