Flight From WW2 Era Returns After Years Of Missing
A commercial aeroplane experiences turbulence and somehow gets transported to France in 1940 during World War II. The passengers fear for their lives as the Allied and Axis forces battle it out.
Movie name= FL1GHT W0RLD W4R 2
The movie opens up inside a passenger plane, IA 42, which is flying from Dallas to London.
The pilot, captain William Strong, is briefing the situation of the flight, and mentions that
they should reach their destination in about seven hours. He also says that the weather
conditions are perfect, and that they will not face any hindrances along the way. Cpt. Strong
is accompanied by co-pilot, Daniel Prentice, with whom he has flown several flights together. As the
duo is talking, a strange anomaly suddenly occurs. The electronics inside the cockpit
start flickering, and this prompts Cpt. Strong to call for help. Fortunately, the ground control
assures him that they don’t have any mechanical problems, and that the skies ahead are clear.
With this, the pilots get relieved but just when they reach a bit ahead, they notice a
gigantic storm brewing. Taken aback, Cpt. Strong immediately contacts the ground control again,
as the latter had just mentioned that the skies would be clear. However,
to their surprise, the man mentions that the storm appeared out of nowhere.
Left with no options, Cpt. strong urges the passengers to remain in their seats,
and proceeds to get through the storm. Co-pilot Daniel is unsure about the idea,
but the captain tells him that it’s the only way. After this,
both of them brace through the intense turbulence, while the passengers scream in fear. Fortunately,
after a bit of scare, the plane passes through the storm and enters smooth skies.
While the passengers take a sigh of relief, the pilots are stunned to see the skies completely
dark, as if it has turned night. Moreover, all the signals inside the plane are also cut off. Now,
only the radar is working, and all communications to the ground control are lost. Despite this,
they assume that it’s just a malfunction caused by the storm, and continue proceeding forward.
However, when they fail to find a single aircraft in their radar for the next thirty minutes,
they start getting suspicious. Cpt. Strong decides to fly the plane in a loop,
aiming to find someone around. Before doing so, he calls one of the flight attendants;
Cameron, and asks her to settle everyone in their seats, as they will be making a descent.
In the next scene, the pilots start descending as per their plan, and just then, they notice
something one their radar. At first, the captain becomes happy, but when Daniel mentions that it’s
not a normal aircraft, he starts getting scared. Lo and behold, they see a large number of fighter
planes bombarding a city, in what appears to be a war. This sends the passengers into a state of
panic, but the flight attendants quickly calm them down, mentioning that everything will be fine.
Meanwhile, inside the cockpit, the pilots are equally stunned. But just as they can investigate
the situation, a bunch of fighter planes start circling them. As they are about to be attacked,
they use their radar to get away from the firing line, and again ascend into the sky.
With this, the danger gets averted for the time being, but the passengers start getting anxious by
the minute. Some of them demand Cameron to reveal what’s happening, but she calmly assures them that
everything is under control. In the meantime, Cpt. Strong fails to contact anyone on the ground,
and since he has no clue about the current location, he decides to descend once again.
The plan is to inspect the surrounding, and deduce the exact location that they’re in. Daniel
immediately disagrees, as he is wary of the threat looming below, however, when the captain mentions
that they’ll soon run out of fuel, he agrees. Meanwhile, two passengers, who are revealed to be
historians, Dale and Bennett, find the situation odd and decide to inform the captain about it.
They then sneak up inside the cockpit and inform Cpt. Strong that the fighter planes they just
witnessed have not been made since 1945. Infact, they are the Luftwaffe, which were owned and
operated by the Nazis. Hearing this, Cpt. Strong gets enraged, and he orders Cameron to escort
the men out of the cockpit, but Bennett keeps mentioning that they have somehow time traveled
back to 1940, amidst World War 2. The historians also find out that the plane has lost all signals
and because of this, Cpt. Strong reluctantly gives them 30 seconds to explain their story.
After this, the guys reveal that the plane is failing to catch any signals as there were not
many radio towers on the western allied front in 1940. They also mention that the plane flew
through the bombing of St. Azair, which was a calculated Nazi attack on the west coast of France
in 1940. Meanwhile, the speculations simply anger the captain even more, and he assumes
that the historians are fooling around with him. He then sends them away to their seats, but not
before telling them to keep their mouths shut. In the next scene, the pilots once again descend
the aircraft, hoping to catch any radio signals. Luckily, they manage to contact a British guy,
who immediately asks the captain to identify himself. Cpt. Strong obliges,
and also mentions that they need immediate help, but the guy on the radio, Nigel,
is skeptical about their motives. He believes that it is impossible to catch a radio signal from an
airplane which is flying at a high altitude. And rightly so, during the second world war,
the British did not have such advanced equipment to intercept long range transmissions.
With time running out, Cpt. Strong requests Nigel for help, but the latter is confused about their
identity. As a result, Cpt. Strong asks Nigel for the date, and he replies that it’s 17th June,
1940. This shocks the captains, and they finally realize that the historians were not lying.
However, they are still unable to convince Nigel that they are a commercial plane.
With no options left, Cpt. Strong calls in the historians and lets them talk to Nigel. Bennet
deduces a rough location through his assumptions and also mentions that they have passed the
spot where the ‘Lancastria’ was sunk. Hearing this, Nigel gets taken aback, as in his time,
the Lancastria is still active. He then decides to head to his superior and
confirm if the guys are speaking the truth. Back inside the airplane, a passenger overhears
the conversation inside the cockpit and gets wind of the situation. He then decides to take matters
into his own hands and gets up from his seat. Following this, he announces to everyone that
the airplane has somehow traveled back in 1940, and they are now over France. He also mentions
that Hitler’s army is currently invading the country, and proposes that they all work together
to stop him. Hearing this, most of the passengers start laughing at him, calling him a lunatic,
however, some of them agree to join him. With this, the newly formed group decides to hijack
the cockpit and make a crash landing, but they are stopped by a couple of US soldiers. Soon,
a fight breaks out, and even the flight attendants join in on the action. Luckily, the bad guys are
subdued, and they are tied to their seats, so that they don’t cause any further disturbance.
Meanwhile, Nigel again contacts the pilots and reveals that their information about
the Lancastria was right. He also mentions that the information helped them rescue a
lot of people . As a result, Nigel finally trusts Cpt. Strong, and decides to help him
land the plane. But for that, he will need their exact location. Cpt. strong and the historians
give a rough estimate of their location, but it is still not enough. Hence, the co-pilot comes
up with a plan to turn back their lights, so that they can be visible to the British soldiers.
Sadly, as soon as he does so, the Germans find them first and a bunch of fighter planes start
surrounding them. They start pelting the aircraft with bullets, sending the passengers into a state
of total chaos. Despite this, Cpt. Strong doesn’t panic, and he tries his best to avert the attack.
He then comes up with a plan to lose the Luftwaffe. On a count of three,
he drops the plane at a very steep angle, and as it is about to hit the ground,
he takes it up. The Germans also follow it, but since they don’t have advanced planes, they fail
to rise up, and hence crash to the ground. In the next scene, it is revealed that Daniel got
shot during the attack, and the aircraft is reeling with several holes inside it.
Cameron quickly plugs in the holes and administers first aid to Daniel. Following this, Cpt. Strong
finally decides to confront the scared passengers. He asks one of the flight attendants to take over
the wheel, and heads out. There, he reveals the entire situation, and also mentions that they are
trying their best to land the plane. However, the recent attack damaged the plane’s landing gear,
so they will require some volunteers to fix it. At first, everyone stays silent, as they are
scared to death, but soon, two brave passengers, Teresa and Hector, agree to volunteer. Soon,
the trio heads down to the tail section of the aircraft and starts investigating. Teresa,
being an engineer, quickly identifies the problem and starts fixing it. After a while,
she is successful, but there is one last obstacle; the landing gear is jammed with something. Hence,
in order to fix it, someone will have to go down there and remove the object. Being the brave man
that he is, Cpt. Strong immediately agrees to risk his life, but Hector insists that he do it,
since the Captain is of more importance. He then slowly makes his way down to the landing gear,
and using a hammer, fixes the problem. Later, Cpt. Strong heads back to the cockpit and
again descends to establish connection with Nigel. After he does so, he mentions that the aircraft
has only 80 minutes worth of fuel left in it, so they need help immediately. As they are talking,
two German aircrafts suddenly attack the airplane. This time, they even fire missiles,
which blows off all the windows of the plane. With all the passengers in a state of shock,
Cpt. Strong comes up with another plan to evade the enemies. He uses his only form of equipment,
the radar, to track the enemies. He then cleverly tricks the Germans and makes them crash into each
other, hence saving everyone’s lives. After the close call, Daniel realizes
that they can’t keep descending down, as it will reveal their location to the Germans.
Just when all hope seems to be lost, Bennet comes up with an idea. He proposes that they cut off the
airplane radar and send it over to Nigel, so that he can use it and guide them through to safety.
The captains are hesitant about the plan, but they have no other choice but to agree. Following this,
they re-establish contact with Nigel and brief their plan to him. Nigel is surprised that
they are willing to give up on their best weapon, but he nonetheless agrees to help.
The pilots then agree to hand over the radar at a specific location and start preparing for it.
In the next scene, the flight attendants start searching through the luggage haphazardly,
hoping to find something useful that can cushion the landing. Just then, an old man
hands them over some toy parachutes, which he had supposedly picked for his grandkids. After this,
the preparations for the drop begins. They quickly wrap the radar in a thick layer of clothes and
suspend it with the parachutes. After a while, they reach the designated spot, chuck the device
out of the plane and inform Nigel about it. Sadly, the package lands right near the
Swiss-German border, and it is discovered by the Nazis first. Right then, some members of the
British army arrive there and an intense shootout ensues between the two parties. Fortunately,
the Nazis are killed, and the British take the package to Nigel. Wasting no time, he quickly sets
up the radar inside his base and starts operating it. He then guides Cpt. Strong with the help of
the device, until they reach a safe place. By this time, the aircraft is running incredibly
low on fuel, and the captain requests Nigel to find a landing spot as soon as possible. As he
is skimming through the place, he suddenly spots a large blip on the radar, which doesn’t look like
any aircraft. Surprisingly, the blip turns out to be another storm, similar to the one
which teleported them into this world. Seeing this, Cpt. Strong suggests they go through it,
as they don’t have enough fuel to land elsewhere. He then bids Nigel a goodbye,
and thanks him for his assistance. After this, he announces to the passengers
that they will be going through another storm, and if they are lucky, they will meet each other
soon. Cpt. Strong then braces himself and along with Daniel, plunges the aircraft into the storm.
Fortunately, their plan works, and the aircraft is teleported back to present time in Berlin. The
ground control there contacts them and mentions that the whole runway has been cleared for them
to land. At last, after 6 hours of chaos and terror, Flight IA 42 finally lands.
In the last scene of the movie, all the passengers celebrate the landing and start heading out one by
one. After a while, Cpt. Strong also gets out of the cockpit, and finds the same old man sitting
alone inside the plane. He appears to be writing a book titled ‘The Radar System That Saved Europe’.
The movie ends as the old man is revealed to be none other than Nigel himself.
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