bennett123
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Passenger 57 (1992)

Thu Aug 19, 2004 5:45 am


This film involves the hijacking of an L1011 operated by Atlantic International Airlines.

I think that it is 1004 N303EA in modified Rich International colours.

Can anyone confirm.

I would also be interested to know which Airport/Airfield was used.
 
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RE: Passenger 57 (1992)

Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:09 am

Actually, it was N330EA....I AM POSITIVE!!!

although, N303EA was a Rich bird.

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bennett123
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RE: Passenger 57 (1992)

Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:17 am


That is a surprise.

Thanks for setting me straight.
 
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RE: Passenger 57 (1992)

Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:35 am

I just loved how there was all that space in the cargo hold to run around between the baggage containers - so realistic !!.

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RE: Passenger 57 (1992)

Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:45 am

Leezyjet

Do'nt you love the way that one bullet breaks one windows and all hell lets loose.

Goldfinger has a lot to answer for.
 
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RE: Passenger 57 (1992)

Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:51 am

But if the a/c was pressurised and a bullet broke the window, then all hell would let loose - rapid de-compression !!.

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bennett123
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RE: Passenger 57 (1992)

Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:57 am


Why did the door bulge in, before flying out. Was the air pressure outside more than the air pressure inside?.

If a bullet hole led to a passenger door flying off, what would fly off as a result of having lost the passenger door?.
 
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RE: Passenger 57 (1992)

Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:40 am


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I'm proud to say that I've flown on her.  Smile Looked like any normal L1011 both on the inside and outside. I haven't seen the movie yet but want to, though.
 
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RE: Passenger 57 (1992)

Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:13 am

But if the a/c was pressurised and a bullet broke the window, then all hell would let loose - rapid de-compression !!.

You obviously haven't watched Myth Busters  Smile/happy/getting dizzy When they tried the experiment with the DC-9 the window cracked but didn't collapse. Would have been easially made it back to any airport. Great movie though  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Passenger 57 (1992)

Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:17 am

Really bad movie...anyone who hasn't seen it hasn't missed much...Just Wesley Snipes running around saving the day miraculously! Laugh out loud
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RE: Passenger 57 (1992)

Thu Aug 19, 2004 12:36 pm

You obviously haven't watched Myth Busters

Ha, I was just about to mention that too. Pretty conclusively busted this myth. And it was funny, they mentioned US Marshals specifically but said "other Hollywood movies" had been guilty of the same type of scene.

They didn't prove explosive decompression can't happen - of course it can (and has), as they showed at the end of the episode in a dramatic demonstration the one dude called "somewhat disturbing" - they just proved that it wouldn't happen by shooting a bullet through either the window or the skin of the airplane. The hole has to be bigger than that. Airplanes are built to be pressurized repeatedly so they're very tough - we have a tendency to think a plane's skin (or window) will shatter once it's weakened by a bullet hole, but apparently they're built tough enough that they won't. And a tiny bullet hole will not allow pressure to escape fast enough for decompression to occur.
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RE: Passenger 57 (1992)

Thu Aug 19, 2004 3:08 pm

"Really bad movie...anyone who hasn't seen it hasn't missed much...Just Wesley Snipes running around saving the day miraculously!"

Agreed, though Snipes was a suitably hip action-hero with his usual glib humor and Bruce Payne was a really good (or should I say bad) uber-villain who met a satisfying end when the plane decompressed. More forgettable was a pre-Hugh Grant Liz Hurley as one of Payne's hijackers. This film had to emphasize the racial motif regarding Snipes's character ("Always bet on BLACK!") but it was watchable, if not memorable.
 
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RE: Passenger 57 (1992)

Thu Aug 19, 2004 3:16 pm

Near the beginning of the movie they are walking beside the Hyatt Regency at MCO and their is also footage inside the terminal as they depart from Gate 85. It is kind of ironic, the flight on the movie was supposed to be from MCO-LAX, and in 1997 I flew MCO-LAX from Gate 85.

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RE: Passenger 57 (1992)

Thu Aug 19, 2004 3:43 pm

Bennett123,

To answer the question that no one has yet, Sanford, FL SFB was where a lot of the action was filmed with the airliner.

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RE: Passenger 57 (1992)

Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:26 pm

Thanks for that Jeffrey.

I think that the expression that Avobserver is looking for is easy watching.

Good fun if you do not think too hard.