Airport 1975
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Arnie: What do you do in Salt Lake City?
Bill: I went there once. It was closed.

Carol: What is going to happen?
Nancy Pryor: We're going to land the plane somehow.

Gloria Swanson: Do you know that my first trip to California took five days? So if we have to spend a weekend in Salt Lake, we're still ahead.

Joseph Patroni, Jr.: Look Mom there's another airplane out there.
Mrs. Patroni: Where?
Joseph Patroni, Jr.: Right out there.
Mrs. Patroni: Oh my god there is.
Joseph Patroni, Jr.: It's an airforce jet.
Joseph Patroni, Jr.: He's probably checking the damage. He's going to help us.
Mrs. Patroni: He is.

Oringer: Is there much damage?
Joe Patroni: No, not much, theres just a hole where the pilots usually sit.

Joe Patroni: Y'know, sometimes the public's right to know gives me a huge pain in the ass.

Gloria Swanson: Oh. My jewel case. It's bomb proofed, the insurance people insisted upon it. Oh. My idea of heaven is never to have to pack or unpack. Why didn't I think of that before. Here. Here. You know what? The hell with the jewelry let's put my book in here. Thank you. Here you are my darlings, it's all yours - I never wanted to have the damn thing published when I was alive anyway.

Captain Stacy: I hear we expect a bumpy ride tonight.
Urias: I used to know a stewardess who thought that was sexy.
Captain Stacy: You're weird, you know that?

Factual error: The scene in which the Beechcraft Baron hits the Boeing 747 in flight plumbs new depths in cinematic absurdity. Assuming both aircraft are at their normal cruising speeds - they appear to be - and the Beechcraft has half a fuel load left, it will hit with the same energy as 7,700 kgs of TNT. The Beechcraft Baron weighed 3,200 kg and the two aircraft would have a closing speed of something like 700 kmh. Even a glancing blow would tear the entire front half of the 747 to bits - there would be virtually nothing of the fuselage left intact all the way back to the wings, and the film shows the two aircraft on course for a head on collision.

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Suggested correction: What matters is how much of the small plane's kinetic energy was deposited in the 747's structure. A glancing blow would deliver less energy than a head-on collision, because it lessens the total time interval of the impact. Another important thing is if the small plane shattered or stayed largely in one piece during the collision. If it promptly shredded on impact, then each little fragment carried away its portion of the total energy. Smaller pieces of something as light as that plane would immediately get caught in the powerful airflow and be diverted around the 747.

Absolute rubbish. Airliners do not survive mid air collisions.

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