|Rating: 7.3/10 (244,269 votes)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: John Gatins
Stars: Nadine Velazquez, Denzel Washington, Carter Cabassa, Adam C. Edwards
Runtime: 138 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Released: 02 Nov 2012
|Plot: An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.|
Airline pilot captain Whip Whitaker (Washington) uses cocaine to wake up after a night of very little sleep in his Orlando hotel room. He pilots SouthJet Flight 227 to Atlanta which experiences severe turbulence at takeoff. Copilot Ken Evans (Geraghty) takes over while Whip discreetly mixes vodka in his orange juice and takes a nap. He is jolted awake as the plane goes into a steep dive. Unable to regain control, Whip is forced to make a controlled crash landing in an open field and loses consciousness on impact.
Nearby, heroin addict Nicole Maggen (Reilly) is on the verge of being evicted. After visiting a drug dealer, she overdoses and has to be wheeled out of the house by a paramedic. SouthJet Flight 227 flies overhead in the midst of its emergency landing.