Final Approach (2007 TV Movie)

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This page is about the TV movie / miniseries of 2007. Please do not confuse with the 1991 movie!

Final Approach DVD cover.

TV Movie (2007)
French title : Vol 732 - Terreur en plein ciel

Starring:
Dean Cain (Jack Bender)
Anthony Michael Hall (Greg Gilliad)
Ernie Hudson (Agent Dawson)
Lea Thompson (Alicia Bender)

An action-filled account of an ex-FBI negotiator who uses all his skills to save a jumbo jet headed for Los Angeles from the terrorists who have placed a bomb on board.

Eurocopter AS355F-2 TwinStar

Ep. 01
Reg. N80KK Eurocopter AS355F-2 TwinStar.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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Ep. 04

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Unidentified Aircraft

Ep. 01
Takeoff of an unidentified airliner of Continental Airlines.

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Boeing 747

Ep. 01
Landing of a Boeing 747 (perhaps with the colors of Northwest ?).

FinApp-1 747.jpg

Another one in the old livery of Asiana Airlines.

FinApp-1 747-Asiana.jpg

American Airlines Airliner

Ep. 01
Tail of a Boeing 747 and a undentified McDonnell Douglas MD-8x Serie.

FinApp-1 AA-747-MDD.jpg

Lockheed L-1011 TriStar

Fictional Infinity Air livery photoshoped on a real airliner taking off from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) despite action place is at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR/KEWR) according the road sign.

Blurred LAX tower in background (Episode 1).

Such CGI is used numerous times throughout the four episodes.

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Episode 3.
Episode 4.

Airbus A330

Ep. 1
Airbus A330 of EVA Air.

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McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet

Ep. 4

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Note the angle of the vertical stabilizer : twice the real one !

Bell 206B

Ep. 4
Reg. N546SA Bell 206B c/n 1939 built in 1976.
From now, action is filmed in Mojave Airport (or nearby).

FinApp-4 Bell-206B N546SA.jpg

Atlas Impala Mk.I

Ep. 4
Behind the Tristar, two grey Atlas (bought to South Africa surplus).

FinApp-4 MB-326.jpg

De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter

Ep. 4
Reg. N121PM De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter c/n 14 built in 1966 in the colors of DESERT EXPRESS.

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Lockheed L-1011-1 TriStar

Ep. 4
Registration N140SC, c/n 193E-1067 built in 1967. One of a handful of TriStars that are still operational, this aircraft is used by Orbital Sciences Corporation as a mothership for Pegasus rocket launches.

Reg. N140SC Lockheed L-1011-1 TriStar Stargazer of Orbital Sciences Corporation.
Reg. N140SC Lockheed L-1011-1 TriStar Stargazer of Orbital Sciences Corporation.
Reg. N140SC Lockheed L-1011-1 TriStar Stargazer of Orbital Sciences Corporation.

Close-up on the pylon used for Pegasus launches under the fuselage.

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Unidentified Boeing (707 or 720 ?)

Ep. 4
1980's livery for this former Middle East Airlines Boeing. Fly there under a Canadian registration.

FinApp-4 MEA80s.jpg

Various Airliner

Ep. 4
Behind the broken tail of a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, a McDonnell Douglas MD-88 of Continental Airlines. On left and right borders, two McDonnell Douglas DC-10. About the fifth aircraft, see next section.

FinApp-4 various1.jpg

Gulfstream II

Ep. 4
Reg. N124TV (?) Gulfstream II still with Aviación Militar Nacional Bolivariana / Fuerza Aerea Venezolana (Venezuelan Air Force) title.

FinApp-4 Gulfstream.jpg

Various Airliner

Ep. 4
Lot of airliners under dismantling : Airbuses, Boeings, McDonnell Douglas MD-8x/90 or DC-10, etc ...

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Note the colorful ('desert gold') livery of Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 among white and aluminium fuselage.

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McDonnell Douglas MD-80

Ep. 4
Two liveries of US Airways worn by McDonnell Douglas MD-80s.

FinApp-4 USAirways.jpg

Convair 990A Coronado

Ep. 4
Registration OB-R-765 / N990AB, c/n 30-10-5 built in 1961. Formerly of APSA - Aerolíneas Peruanas and stored at Mojave Airport since 1980. Still there as of 2016.

FinApp-4 Convair-990.jpg

Convair 880

Ep. 4
Former Trans World Airlines Convair 880 in front of a Lockheed L-1011 Delta Air Lines.

FinApp-4 Convair-880.jpg

Airbus A310 & Douglas DC-8 & McDonnell Douglas MD-80

Ep. 4
Airbus A310 of WorldFocus Airlines (later Anka Air, a short lived company between 2005 and 2008) with (middle) a Douglas DC-8 of ATI (Air Transport International) and USAir McDonnell Douglas MD-80.

FinApp-4 WAU.jpg

Boeing 737-277

Ep. 4
Reg. N179AW (cancelled 2006-05-22) was Boeing 737-277 c/n 22646 built in 1981 and fly by America West Airlines.

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