During a routine flight to the Ivory Coast, prison escapees hijack Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961. As the hijackers force their way into the cockpit, they demand to be flown to Australia only to find out that there's not enough fuel to get them there.
A routine trip to the Ivory Coast turns into a battle of survival for the 12 crew members and 163 passengers aboard Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961. The aircraft has been hijacked by prison escapees, who demand to be flown to Australia, but there's not enough fuel to get them there. Witness the harrowing moments as Captain Leul Abate struggles against criminals and very slim odds to do something no one has ever done before: safely land a passenger jet on the open ocean.
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