A Presidential candidate running against the Vice-President plans a trip to the Balkans to negotiate the release of American servicemen being held hostage. Before he leaves, he receives a disk documenting evidence that the Vice-President has been trying to revive the American economy by causing a war in the Balkans. He plans to show it to both sides in the hopes of ending the situation. However, Secret Service agents hijack the Concorde he is on and kill the pilots. It's up to an Air Force officer, nicknamed "Washout" because he can't fly a plane, to land the Concorde.
The fate of a nation rests on the courage of one man.
Did You Know?
After the hijacking the tower told aircraft approaching to "circle the field." Aircraft are never told to do this. Instead they would be given specific holding pattern instructions. If the tower was telling them to do this, an airplane would likely be told to "hold (whichever direction) of the outer marker." Multiple aircraft could not do this and would have to be passed back to approach control for those instructions as to altitudes insuring a thousand feet in altitude clearance for each aircraft. See more
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