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Pilots Are Forced to Land When Their Plane's Heater Fails

Short | 02:20

While airborne on the first leg of their 10,000-mile journey from Florida to the Philippines, Pete and Brad encounter a host of avionics problems, and are forced to land.

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"Flights from hell" are part of the job, but this time, the nightmares are happening on the ground. Ferry pilots Kerry McCauley and Stu Sprung are called upon to fly a '78 Piper Navajo Chieftain to Argentina. Unfortunately, they lack the proper paperwork, an offense that could lead to major fines and a possible prison sentence. Meanwhile, in Florida, Pete Zaccagnino and Brad White face another kind of confinement, courtesy of a uncooperative 32-year-old Piper Cheyenne. If they had their way, this "hangar queen" would be on a one-way trip to the scrap heap.

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