AIRNZsaab340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3840 times:
I think you may have the rong movie. It definily wasnt a 747. It held 219 passengers on the flight i'm not sure if it was full or not. GThe airline was called QUEST and it collided with a small twin plane just after takeoff because the ATC put the small twin on the rong runway. The twin was destroyed and the Jet suffered damage to the tail which caused the elevator to only go up resulting in the plane only being able to climb. The airforce sent a tanker which in midair at 30000 feet filled the front of the plane with water this put the nose of the plane down and the airplane landed safely with no PAX dieing. Does this ring any bells to anyone.
Crank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3822 times:
A bit more details, the pilot survives the crash but dies at the end of the movie, most part of the movie follows the investigation, the crash takes place at the beginning. It would be great if I could have the title
HLF-MD11 From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3795 times:
Another fine TV-movie was about the Air Canada B767 from Toronto to Vancouver ( I believe ) which ran out of fuel half-way and landed with dead engines on an aborted airfield, which was then used for car racing - ALL survived, even the car racers ....
Reason for bad fuel management : Conversion between pounds and kilograms during the fuelling process in YYZ and lack of back-up fuel gauges - main gauges were INOP.
I cannot recall the name of the TV-movie