Kindalazy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 6 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7206 times:
Does anyone know what type of FedEx plane cockpit is featured in the new Tom Hanks film "Cast Away". One shot shows a closeup of the LCD radar display. BTW - if you have not seen it yet, the plane crash sequence is quite spectacular (movie only so-so IMHO)
N-156F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6937 times:
We've discussed this at length before, and this seems to be the general consensus-
The movie never *shows* him boarding the A300, it's just in the background. Besides, how's a 300 going to go from Memphis to Malaysia?
The plane that crashes in the ocean is either a DC-10 or MD-11, as the tail engine explodes (tech error there- it wouldn't have blown up while filling with water). Some have thought they saw winglets, some have said no.
The flightdeck is definitely that of the MD-11. The area behind the cockpit also appears to be from an MD-11, though it could've been from most any FedEx widebody.
RWally From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 555 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6842 times:
Tom Hanks takes an Airbus A300 from Russia to Memphis. Then he boards a plane, not an MD-11 to Malaysia. So unless he goes Memphis to ANC on what looks to be an A300 and then a MD-11 from ANC to Malaysia that definetly makes it fake. The only reason I mention ANC is because Tom Hanks says something to the effect of you should see our new humb in Anchorage. Other than that, the plane crash scene is kind of fake. Although, I did see winglets when the MD-11 crashes in the water. Great movie other than the fake plane crash part. By the way, does that FedEx flight number exisit? I think it was something like FedEx flight 80 or flight 88.
Yow_guy From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (14 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6652 times:
I agree there is no proof that he actually boards an A300/A310 but it is certainly implied.
My wife thinks I'm insane because I would actually care about this stuff, but Dateline showed the making of the film and the computer aided engine explosion (don't get me started on that) was an MD-11 tail engine (I think i saw a bulge and Fedex doesn't have any DC-10-40).
So I guess we are meant to believe it's an MD-11. Which is quite plausible given how often Fedex crashes their MD-11s.
Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6598 times:
just saw the movie.
quite late, i know, but we get the movies a little later in germany. i wanted to see it earlier, but...
ok, it can´t be an MD-10, because in 1995, when hanks aka as chuck noland goes on this flight, there wasn´t any MD-10s.
i´m not sure about any winglets or if the engine which exploded was the tail engine but i think you guys got it right, i trust you on that so it looks if it was a MD-11.
but although one is lead to think that he enters an a-300 (couldn´t it have been an a-310???) it is not shown and not mentioned which plane he enters. in moscow and memphis, except for the ending, they only showed airbusses which easily leads to the conclusion that he boarded an a-300, but...
but wasn´t there a flight engineer??? that would hint at the DC-10, if it really was an engineer.
i think it´s been an MD-11 because it´s the most logical conclusion.
ok, regarding the thing that he went to malaysia. i remember that he said something about him going to malaysia, but wasn´t that supposed to be after a break when he comes back? there was still something with south america. but i don´t think that he took a flight to malaysia. anyway, the makers of this movie did quite a good job not giving us too much info about the plane so that no one can be really sure what plane it actually was. and so i think, if they would have sent him to malaysia, they wouldn´t let him crash near the cook islands and tahiti because that doesn´t make sense.
although fedex #88 obviously goes to malaysia. hmm, dunno.
does anyone has an idea what fedex flights pass the south pacific, do they go the AUS and NZ?
hope no one gets mad at me. i´m aware that this topic is an older one but i just wanted to share some of my thoughts.
If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
Fxra From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 724 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6519 times:
OK, my $.02
The first plane is an A300 (the one outta Moscow... which bears a striking resemblance to LAX). The one that buys into the South Pacific is supposed to be an MD-11. The cockpit and jumpseat cabin resemble the MD-11, except for the pilot jumping down out of a bunk.. nope, not there on any plane fedex has. There were 4 crew members, which implies that its a long (12 hours +) flight.. ie non-stop MEM-Malaysia. Other small things (i noticed... ) no Smoke barrier.. you can't actually see aft into the cargo compartment, theres a barrier. Another thing... they used the wrong kind of container (the one that busts loose and comes slamming forward into the lav), fedex does not use those on int'l flights on MD-11.
OK, i'm being picky, its hollywood. But someone asked if Fedex has any flights into the S. Pacific. Yes, theres a flight to SYD (FX77a or FX75 depending on the day)from HNL (with a stop in NAN if needed) and continues on to Subic Bay and farther.
Still not abad movie. I saw it right before i took a jumpseat trip to SYD... just in case)