The "unknown" guys who threaten the plane are Tom Bowen and Zack White. At the very beginning of the movie, Bill is talking to a man at the airport. The man is smoking. That man is Tom, and later on, it turns out he is one of the hijackers. The other hijacker is Zack, who is sitting in the row behind Bill. He was originally supposed to sit next to Bill, but Jen traded seats with him. Thus, it was less obvious that Zack was a hijacker. As expected, the plane lands safely, happy ending.
Factual error: Although the exterior and interior of the aircraft in the movie are reasonably accurate, the cockpit does not resemble any real life aircraft, let alone a 767. In actuality, the cockpit looks hilariously unrealistic for numerous reasons. It appears to be a bunch of random panels and pieces of other aircraft and their own designs all stuck together to form something that looks outrageously stupid. They even have a 4-engine throttle in there, even though it is a two engine plane.
Question: In the scenes with the fighter jets flying besides the airliner, the fighters are depicted running with the afterburners (re-heat) on. This surely would not be the case for flying at a low speed of around Mach 0.8?
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