Airport 1975 (1974)
- Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller
- Rating IMDb: 57
- Year: 1974
- Duration: 1:47
A 747 in flight collides with a small plane, and is rendered pilotless. Somehow the control tower must get a pilot aboard so the jet can land.
When the pilot of a small aircraft has a heart attack and crashes his plane into the cockpit of a Boeing 747, several members of the flight crew are killed and the pilot is blinded. Miraculously, the 747 stays in the air on auto-pilot with flight attendant Nancy Prior at the controls. Ground controllers, including her boyfriend Alan Murdock, try to teach her the basics but they soon realize they will have to get a trained pilot into the cockpit. Their first attempt fails and Murdock realizes he will have to do it. Meanwhile, various passengers have their own problems including a young girl who is destined to a life saving operation.
A Columbia Airlines Boeing 747, flight 409 from Washington to Los Angeles, full of passengers, is struck frontally by a small prop plane, injuring the captain and killing the co-pilot and the flight engineer. The first stewardess is forced to take the controls until the Air Force eventually sends someone to land the plane safely.