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French title : Panique en plein ciel
Connie Sellecca (Madeleine "Mimi" Tompkins)
Wayne Rogers (Robert "Bob" Schornstheimer)
Ana Alicia (Michelle Honda)
Jay Thomas (Ed Meyer)
First Officer Mimi Tompkins tries to become the first female pilot from Paradise Airlines. During a routine flight of hers, the aircraft loses a part of its fuselage. With a half–broken aircraft Mimi and Captain Bob Schornstheimer are forced to make an emergency landing.
This movie is based on the true events of Aloha Airlines flight 243.
Registration N70723, c/n 21739/561 built in 1979. Boeing 737–297 of movie airline Paradise Airlines. Paradise Flight 243 was scheduled to fly from Hilo to Honolulu. Actually belonged to Aloha Airlines at the time of filming.
Paradise 243 during take off from Hilo.
Paradise 243 after the decompression.
At Honolulu International Airport (HNL/PHNL) (Renamed Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in 2017).
United DC-10 behind the 737.
American DC-10 behind the 737.
Registration N9828J, c/n 0637 built in 1975. Same aircraft in other works at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Civil Fixed-Wing).