Miracle Landing

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Miracle Landing movie poster.

Movie (1990)
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.

Boeing 737-297

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.

Reg. N70723 Boeing 737-297 of Aloha Airlines.
Reg. N70723 Boeing 737-297 of Aloha Airlines.

Paradise 243 during take off from Hilo.

Reg. N70723 Boeing 737-297 of Aloha Airlines.

Paradise 243 after the decompression.

Reg. N70723 Boeing 737-297 of Aloha Airlines.

McDonnell Douglas DC-8-71 & McDonnell Douglas DC-10-40

At Honolulu International Airport (HNL/PHNL) (Renamed Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in 2017).

McDonnell Douglas DC-8-71 of United Airlines and Douglas DC–10-40 of Northwest Orient Airlines.

United DC-10 behind the 737.

Douglas DC–10 of United Airlines.

American DC-10 behind the 737.

Douglas DC-10 of American Airlines.

De Havilland Canada DHC-7 'Dash 7'

De Havilland Canada DHC-7 'Dash 7' in the background.

Northrop T-38 Talon

Captain Bob Schornstheimer remembers his flight training in the Air Force.

Cessna 150M Aerobat

Registration N9828J, c/n 0637 built in 1975. Same aircraft in other works at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Civil Fixed-Wing).

First Officer Mimi Tompkins remembers her flight training.
Cessna 150M N9828J

Boeing 737 & McDonnell Douglas DC-9-51

Boeing 737 of Aloha Airlines to the left, Douglas DC–9-51 of Hawaiian Airlines to the right.

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