"I saw Airport 75 last night too. It's funny how dated it appears now, the garish interior.. purple seats I think, and the way Charlton Heston kept referring to the flight attendant as "stewardess" and "honey."
Yes and also I seem to recall in "Airport '79" an early scene where a female flight attendant made a remark about the male-dominated environment of the flight stations and Joe Petroni replied with something like; "That's why they call it the COCKPIT, honey" an obvious play on words now considered to be in REALLY bad taste. Yes, not ALL
movies are timeless in all respects.
"If that type of accident had actually happened where a small aircraft hits the cockpit of a 747, wouldn't the entire front end of the 747 broken off?"
I'm not sure but I'd say yes, in the real world. In Hollywood, however, ANYTHING is possible. What was most obvious to me about the Airport movie series was that each one was more preposterous than the one before it. The first was undeniably the best although the notion of having celebrated 'bottle-tipper' Dean Martin as an airline pilot would rattle the nerves of even the most fearless passenger alive! I can just picture him with one hand on the yolk and a double vodka-martini in the other! LOL!