Cinema: Crash Landing

AIRPORT 1975

Directed by JACK SMIGHT Screenplay by DON INGALLS

Since Airport 1975 is a sequel to Airport, with its patented formula—panic in the skies, dither on the ground—it is reasonable to assume that the passengers on this Columbia Airlines 747 are going to find themselves in grave peril.

They do indeed, specifically, when Dana Andrews suffers a heart attack while piloting his light plane over Salt Lake and crashes into the 747, killing or injuring the entire flight crew and blowing a large hole in the cockpit.

Among the menaced: Stewardess Karen Black, who squawks through the pilot's radio to Airline Biggie—and her lover...

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