When a stray U.S. Navy test missile hits a jumbo airliner, killing most of its passengers and crew, the remaining survivors must safely land the crippled plane. Pacific Global Flight 52 is on a routine trip from the United States to Tokyo, when it is hit by the wayward missile, causing severe damage but not enough to knock it out of the sky. Now, the desperate and terror-stricken crew--including inexperienced pilot John Berry (Aidan Quinn) and senior flight attendant Sharon Crandall (Kelly Hu)--struggle to regain control of the ruptured aircraft. Back on terra firma, Commander James Slan (Dean Cain) and Admiral Randolph Hennings (Charles S. Dutton), who are in charge of and ultimately responsible for the covert military missile testing exercise, must figure out how to keep this incident from ever leaking out. Wonderfully taught and gripping, MAYDAY--based on the New York Times bestseller by Nelson DeMille and Thomas Block--conveys the general sense of unease felt by many travellers, especially in the wake of 9/11. It sits alongside films like UNITED 93 and the similarly themed FLIGHT 93 as the ultimate nightmare scenario.