• Publication date: March 29, 2012

Airport 1975

A jumbo jet's crew is killed and a lone flight attendant must save the day.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1974

MBC Max:

April 1, 2015 15:30 (KSA) ~ April 1, 2015 14:30 (CLT)

A 747 is traveling from Washington, DC to Los Angeles when weather conditions force it to make an emergency landing in Salt Lake City.  In parallel, a small private jet en route to Boise also prepares to land.  When its pilot suffers from a heart attack and crashes into the 747, the entire flight crew is either killed or maimed.

This leaves Nancy Pryor (Karen Black) in command, a stewardess with no flight training whatsoever.  To make matters worse, the craft's instrument panel is destroyed and radio communications are cut.  Now a helicopter pilot portrayed by Charlton Heston is the passengers' only hope.

Airport 1975 was nominated for a Golden Globe.  Like its predecessor the picture was a commercial success, earning $47 million at the box office -- nearly twelve times its $4 million budget.  When adjusted for inflation its profits equal $206 million.

Starring:

  • Charlton Heston
  • Karen Black
  • George Kennedy