Kate Parks has spent the past year on tour supporting her book, an in-depth look at the attempted cover-up of her husband’s death in a plane crash. Now all she wants is to return home to her mother Connie and her daughter, 15-year-old Samantha. But when a powerful solar flare strikes her flight home—killing the pilot, knocking out the co-pilot and frying all the electronic systems—it looks like she may not get there. As panic sets in among the passengers, Kate works with flight attendant Jake to manage the growing chaos and tension on the plane as she tries to pilot 30,000 tons of steel hurtling through the air at 500 miles per hour. Flying blind, Kate must find a way to communicate with air traffic control because one way or another, this plane is coming down. With the passengers’ lives on the line, Kate will have to find a way to land safely … or never see her daughter again.
This is a suspenseful movie that features a lot of action. Kate Parks (Tia Carrere) has been on a long book tour. Her daughter Samantha misses her, strongly complaining by phone when she learns her mother will be delayed a bit longer. But when a solar flare strikes during Kate’s final flight home, it kills the pilot of Flight 108 and leaves Kate and the rest of the passengers in a huge jam. She works with an attendant named Jake, connecting with him as the two work together to try to revive the co-pilot and keep peace when a racist continues to harass an Arab man.
Due to electronic systems failing in the air and on the ground, communication is next to impossible and results in two planes colliding mid-air. Control Tower experts and others work feverishly to restore communications, yet the question becomes: Will it be in time? For now, Flight 108 is on a collision course with another 747.
The story is interesting, but there is too much bad language in the film for us to award it our Dove Family-Approved Seal.