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Runway Zero-Eight = Flight into Danger (1958)

by Arthur Hailey, John Castle (Author)

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Un vol de nuit, comme il y en a des milliers chaque jour et chaque nuit partout dans le monde, un accident imprévisible, qui aurait pu arriver sur n'importe quel vol, n'importe où, n'importe quand, à n'importe quel groupe de passagers, et la panique est à son comble. Dès cet instant, nous sommes tous concernés, tous entraînés dans un suspense inexorable.Parfaitement documenté, « 714 appelle Vancouver » est le fruit de la collaboration exceptionnellement réussie de deux maîtres du genre, John Castle et Arthur Halley, auteur du célèbre « Airport ». ( )
  vdb | Aug 15, 2010 |
Hoog boven de Rockies raast het grote verkeersvliegtuig foor de donkere nacht, op weg naar Vancouver. Plotseling treden bij de passagiers ernstige verschijnselen van voedselvergiftiging op, die zich spoedig uitbreiden tot de bemanning.
Behalve een dokter is er echter ook een ex-Spitfirepiloot aan boord, George Spencer.

En dan vangt het drama aan: het gevecht om het leven van 59 mensen te redden door het vliegtuig veilig op zijn bestemming te brengen.
  Juliette2701 | Apr 4, 2007 |
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Steady rain slanting through the harsh glare of its headlights, the taxicab swung into the approach to Winnipeg Airport, screeched protestingly round the asphalt curve and, braking hard, came to a spring-shuddering stop outside the bright neons of the reception building.
Out of a total field of fifty-five our one chance of survival depends on there being one person aboard this airplane who is not only qualified to land it but who also didn't have fish for dinner tonight.
"Well, let's see if I can send out a distress call. What's our flight number?" "714." "Right. Here goes, then." He pressed the button on his microphone. "Mayday, mayday, mayday," he began in an even voice. It was one signal he could never forget. He had called it one murky October afternoon above the French coast with the tail of his Spitfire all but shot off, and two Hurricanes had mercifully appeared to usher him across the Channel like a pair of solicitous old aunts. "Mayday, mayday, maday," he continued. "This is Flight 714, Maple Leaf Air Charter, in distress. Come in, anyone. Over." He caught his breath as a voice responded immediately over the air. "Hullo, 714. This is Vancouver. We have been waiting to hear from you. Vancouver to all aircraft: this frequency now closed to all other traffic. go ahead, 714."
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The novelisation of Arthur Hailey's teleplay "Flight Into Danger", written with John Castle (the pseudonym of Ronald Payne and John Garrod), was published in England and Australia as Flight Into Danger and in America as Runway Zero-Eight.
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"We are in distress.... At least five passengers are sick.  Both pilots are unconscious and in serious condition.  My name is Spencer.  George Spencer.  I am a passenger on this airplace.  Correction: I was a passenger.  I am now the pilot."  What happened?  Who was the new pilot?  Would anyone reach the ground alive?  --back cover, Bantam paperback, 1970
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